Two people were killed and six others injured in a head-on collision between an auto-rickshaw and a pick-up van in Kalihati upazila of Tangail on Friday, police said.
The deceased were identified as Ramzan Ali, 55, the auto-rickshaw driver from Uttar Betdoba village, and one of its occupants — Rina, 30, from Bir Basina village of the upazila.
The accident occurred on Friday morning in front of RS Government Pilot High School.
According to witnesses, the auto-rickshaw heading towards the Kalihati bus stand was hit at high speed by the pick-up van coming from the opposite side, leaving its driver and the female passenger dead on the spot.
The injured were all passengers of the auto-rickshaw. “Two of them have been admitted to Tangail General Hospital in a critical condition, while others are being treated at Kalihati Upazila Health Complex,” said Molla Azizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kalihati police station.
Both the ill-fated vehicles have been seized, but the pick-up van driver managed to flee, said the OC. “The bodies will be handed over to the family members of the deceased after completion of the legal process.”
Source: United News of Bangladesh