Two people were killed and three others, including a child were injured after a truck overturned on the north viaduct of the Padma Bridge on Sunday night.
The deceased were identified as Raju Khandakar, 45, and Kawser, 23, while the injured are Mukta Akter,25, wife of Raju Khandakar, their one-and-half year-old daughter Fatema Khandkar and Omar Farooq, 47.
The accident occured around 10pm when the truck carrying empty gas cylinders from Shariatpur to Dhaka lost control and overturned between pillars 15 and 16 on the bridge, leaving two people dead on the spot and three others critically injured.
The injured were sent to Dhaka Mitford Medical College Hospital in critical condition, said Alamgir Hossain, officer in charge of Padma North Police Station.
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The body has been kept at the Srinagar Health Complex, added the OC.
Road accidents are common in Bangladesh.
At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report by the Road Safety Foundation.
The road accidents took place on highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.