Police have arrested the truck driver and his assistant, he said.
Road accidents in Bangladesh
Road accidents continue to rise in Bangladesh with the country seeing 439 deaths in 417 accidents in November 2020, according to Road Safety Foundation (RSF), an organisation working to ensure safer roads.
A World Bank report published in February, 2020 said Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities.
The report said annual road crash deaths per capita in Bangladesh are twice the average rate for high- income countries and five times that of the best-performing countries in the world. It highlights that children and working-age population are most affected by road crash injuries in Bangladesh.