A truck driver and his assistant died in Alamdanga upazila in Chuadanga on Monday as the vehicle turned over and fell into a roadside canal.
The deceased were identified as Alamin, the truck driver, son of Wahidul Islam, and Ashik Hossain, 27, the driver’s assistant, son of Mofizur Rahman. Both were residents of Ibrahimpur village in Damurhuda upazila.
The accident occurred around 1:30 pm near Srirampur community clinic on Alamdanga –Kushtia Highway.
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According to witnesses, the corn- laden truck headed towards Narayanganj lost control while overtaking another truck and hit a roadside tree before falling into the canal, said Saiful Islam, OC of Alamdanga police station.
Both the driver and his assistant died on the spot, said the OC from the spot.
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