Medical &Health

5 killed as truck rams auto-rickshaw in Cumilla

Five people were killed and two others injured when a speeding truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Cumilla-Sylhet regional highway in the early hours of Friday.

The deceased were identified as auto driver Julhas Mia, 60, and passengers — JJahirul Islam, 36, and Jalal Ahmed, 37, , Saiful Islam,33, from Burichang upazila and Alamgir Hossain,37 from Debidwar upazila in Cumilla.

The injured truck driver and his assistant are currently being treated at Moynamoti Cantonment General Hospital.

The accident occurred when the speeding truck hit the Cumilla-bound auto-rickshaw from behind near the Tutbagan area around 7 am, leaving all the occupants of the light vehicle dead on the spot, said Belal Uddin Jahangir, officer-in-charge of Moynamoti Highway police station.

The bodies have been recovered from the spot and both the vehicles were seized, he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh