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3 dead as truck hits autorickshaw in Gazipur

UNB . Gazipur
19 Feb 2024 14:53:54 | Update: 19 Feb 2024 15:08:46
3 dead as truck hits autorickshaw in Gazipur
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Three people were killed and two others injured as a speeding truck crashed into a battery-run autorickshaw on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Gazipur’s Kaliakair upazila on Monday morning.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Naojhor Highway police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shahdat Hossain said the Tangail–bound truck hit the autorickshaw in Sutrapur area, leaving five people including the autorickshaw driver injured.

Members of fire service and police rescued the injured and took them to Kaliakair upazila health complex where physicians declared three of them dead upon arrival.

The rest were undergoing treatment at the hospital, he said, adding that all the victims were passengers of the autorickshaw.