Tuesday’s crash on the Rangpur-Kurhigram Highway at Sadar Upazila’s Borhobarhi left another 10 people injured, some of them in critical condition.
The deceased are autorickshaw driver ‘Faruk’, 45, his mother Jobeda Begum, 70, wife ‘Anowara’, 40, niece ‘Parul’, 35, and her daughter Lambi Akter, 12.
Sadar Police Station OC Mahfuzar Rahman said Faruk was returning home at Shibbarhi Upazila when the Kurhigram-bound bus rammed into the autorickshaw.
Three of them died on the spot.
Kurhigram Sadar Hospital’s doctor Nazrul Islam said Anowara and Lambi died before they were brought to the hospital.
Police have confiscated the bus but the driver and his assistant are on the run.