Five people were killed and another was injured in separate road accidents in Munshiganj and Brahmanbaria yesterday.
Four people were killed and another was injured as a truck plunged into Dhaleshwari river while crossing a bridge in Sadar upazila yesterday.
The identity of the victims could not be known immediately.
Police said a sand laden truck hit the railing of a bridge over the river at Mukterpur and fell into the river after breaking the railing while crossing the bridge at about 1:30pm.
Three people traveling on the truck and a child, who was playing on the river bank, died on the spot and another was injured.
The injured was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
In another incident one woman was killed in a road accident while a speedy bus knocked her down on Nabinagar-Kumpaniganj road at Ibrahimpur stand point under Nabinagar upzila yesterday.
The deceased are Ayesha Begum, 45, wife of Abdul Halim of Kataria village under Nabinagar upazila