DHAKA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- A truck ploughed into a roadside crowd in Bangladesh's Khagrachari district, some 259 km southeast of capital Dhaka on Friday morning, killing seven people and injuring over a dozen others, police say.
Quoting witnesses, a local police official who did not like to be named said the driver of the goods-laden truck lost control over the steering and ran over a crowd gathered around a street seller.
He said some street vendors had set up small shops beside the road on Friday morning as hundreds of Buddhists gathered in the area to join the funeral of a Buddhist monk at around 10:30 a.m. local time.
"Seven people died on the spot while 15 others were rushed to a local hospital for treatment," he said.
The official said most of the accident victims are Buddhist. The driver was arrested at the accident site.