Two people were killed and five injured on the Shyamganj-Birishiri highway in Netrokona's Purbadhala Monday after a truck hit an auto-rickshaw, reports UNB.
It happened around 7.30am near Mahishber area on Shyamganj-Birishiri highway when the Durgapur-bound truck rammed into the three-wheeler, leaving 65-year-old Suruj Ali dead on the spot, Nazmul Shakib, sub-inspector (SI) of Shyamganj Police Investigation Center, said.
The other deceased was identified as Shahjahan Miah, 30, of Gaurakanda of Purbadhala.
Six injured people, whose identities could not immediately be confirmed, were rushed to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in critical conditions.
Shahjahan Miah, of Shaltigha village of Purbadhala, died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The truck was seized, but the driver managed to flee, SI Nazmul said.