Two madrasa students were killed and 6 more sustained injuries as a speeding truck collided with an auto-van in Kenduli area of Joypurhat sadar upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Zihad,10, and Abdullah,9, both students of Shailotti Hafizia Madrasa in Panchbibi upazila.
The injured were all students and teachers from the same madrasa and they are currently being treated at Joypurhat Modern District Hospital.
Officer-in-Charge of Joypurhat sadar police station Alamgir Jahan said around evening on Monday some students were returning to the madrasa in an auto-van after collecting donations from different villages.
Near the Kenduli area a speeding truck from the opposite side collided with the auto-van, leaving Zihad dead on the spot, said the OC.
Fire service officials rescued the seven others injured and admitted them to the district hospital.
Abdullah was referred by the hospital to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College for more advanced treatment, but died on the way there.
The truck driver was detained with the truck in this regard, said OC Alamgir.