Five people were killed and two others injured when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw on Mahiganj-Pirgachcha road at Sareyartal in the town on Tuesday, said police.

Four of the deceased were identified as Raza Mia, 46, driver of the auto-rickshaw, Jannat Mawa, 4, Gita Rani, 7 and Shahjahan Mia, 55 of Pirganj upazila.

The accident occurred at around 1:30pm when the truck hit the auto-rickshaw, leaving two people dead on the spot and five others injured, said Mostafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tazahaat police station.

The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital where three of them succumbed to their injuries.

Police seized the truck and arrested its driver, said the OC.