Two people were killed in a collsion between a private car and an auto-rickshaw in the port city on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as RajuDash,40, the auto-rickshaw driver from Halishahar area and Josna Ara Begum, 75, passenger of the private car.
The accident occurred around 2:30 pm near Kalushah bypass at Banglabazar area on Sitakunda-Patenga road.
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The private car heading towards the city from Mirsarai collided with the battery driven auto -rickshaw coming from the opposite side of the road leaving its driver Raju dead on the spot, said the witnesses.
Josna Begum was taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital in a critical condition where doctors announced her dead , said Zakir Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Akbar Shah police station.
“Josna’s son Maruf and the car driver remained unhurt. The car was seized but the driver managed to flee”, said OC Zakir Hossain.
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