5 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Sherpur
Five passengers of a CNG-run autorickshaw were killed when the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck at Mirzapur in Bajitkhila union under Sadar upazila in Sherpur district on Sunday morning.
The deceased were Rokhsana Begum, 30, wife of Rafiqul Islam of village Noljora under Nalitabari upazila, Md Selim, 25, son of Tayeb Ali of village Chandgaon under the same upazila, Ketu Mia's son Lal Mia, 35, Abdul Mannan, 58, son of late Abdul Hye, of village Tinani Ghutupara, and autorickshaw driver Jobed Ali, 25, son of Yusuf Ali of village Bandadhara.
Sherpur police station officer-in-charge (OC) Abdullah Al Mamun said deceased Rokhsana's 7-year-old injured daughter Rumi has been undergoing treatment at a hospital.
He said all the dead and injured got on board the autorickshaw from Nonni area in Nalitabari at about 8:45am.
The OC said receiving information, police and Fire Service personnel went to the spot and sent the dead and injured passengers to the district sadar hospital.
He said the killer truck was seized but the driver managed to flee.