2 killed, 3 injured as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Pabna

At least two people were killed and three others injured as a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Pabna-Sujanagar road in Pabna Sadar upazila this morning.

The deceased were identified as Jhontu Kundu, 60, and Arifa Khatun, 40, both passengers of the auto-rickshaw, reports our local correspondent quoting Sub-inspector Md Shafiul Alam, in-charge of Dublia Police Camp.

The Sujanagar-bound coal-laden truck reached Dublia Bazar area and hit the three-wheeler coming from the opposite side around 8:30am killing Jhontu and Arifa on the spot, the SI said.

Three other passengers of the auto-rickshaw were critically injured and rushed to Pabna General Hospital, he added.

Police managed to seize the truck but are yet to catch the driver and helper, the police official also said that vehicular movement on the Pabna-Sujanagar road remained halted for around one hour since the accident.