Lalmonirhat, June 26 (UNB) – Two people were killed and seven others injured in a road crash on Lalmonirhat-Burimari highway at Palashi Bazar in Aditmari upazila on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Nandu Chandra Roy, 55 and Rabiul Islam, 42, an auto-rickshaw driver of KakinaWabda Bazar in Kaliganj upazila.
Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Aditmari Police Station said the accident took place around 7 am when a truck hit an auto-rickshaw carrying eight people, leaving two people ,including the auto-rickshaw driver, dead on the spot and seven others injured.
The injured were taken to a local hospital from where four were shifted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
Enraged by the accident, local people put up barricade on Lalmonirhat-Burimari highway for half-an hour.