Two people died and two others were injured as a truck rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Purbadhala upazila in Netrakona district on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Manju Mia, son of late Anju Mia, a resident of Bamondahar village in the upazila, and Sirajul Islam, son of Rafiqul Islam, of Kalikha village at Phulpur upazila in Mymensingh district.
Police and local sources said a truck smashed a the auto-rickshaw carrying three passengers from behind at Khicha area on the Netrakona-Mymensingh highway around 6:30 am, leaving Sirajul dead on the spot and three others, including the auto-rickshaw driver, injured.
The injured were taken to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctor declared driver Manju dead.
Shyamganj highway police outpost in-charge Nayan Das said police seized the truck, but its driver managed to flee the scene.
After the accident, locals blocked the highway. On information, Shyamganj highway and Tarakanda police went to the spot and brought the situation under control.
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