At least six people have been killed and two others injured when a sand-laden truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and a private car in Tangail.
The accident took place on the Gorai-Shakhipur road near Beltoil area in Mirzapur upazila around 11am on Monday (Mar 9), said Mirzapur police OC Sayedur Rahman.
The deceased have been identified as Hafiz Uddin, 60, her daughter Renu Akhtar,25, Sonam Uddin, 60, Mashraful, 8, Hridoy, 18 and Zakir Hossain.
Sayedur said: "A sand-laden truck coming from Shakipur collided with an auto-rickshaw, which it was trying to overtake, and a private car, killing 6 auto-rickshaw passengers on the spot and injuring two others.”
"The injured are currently undergoing treatment at Mirzapur Kumudini Medical College Hospital" he continued.
He added that police seized the truck while its driver managed to flee the scene.