Two individuals including a school student were killed and three others were injured after being dashed by a mini truck at Jhilotja union of Sadar upazila on Thursday.
The accident took place at Banglabazar area of the upazila at 3pm in the afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Farhad, 16, a 10th grader of Khorulia High School and Abul Boshor, 70, of Moktarkul area.
Police could not confirm the identity of the injured.
Abu Abdullah, OC of Cox’s Bazar Tulbagan Hawa Crossing police station, informed that some people of a bridal party assembled at a marriage ceremony by the side of Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway. However, at this time a Ramu -bound mini truck ploughed through the wedding crowd after losing control, leaving the two persons dead on the spot.
Later, the agitated people set the mini truck ablaze. Being informed, the police reached the spot and brought the situation under control.
Legal steps are being taken in this regard. The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.