A man and his eight-month pregnant wife were killed in a collision between a speeding truck and a CNG-run-auto rickshaw in Kachua upazila of the district on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Waz Uddin, 30, and his wife Sabikun Nahar, 24 - residents of Baraiara village under Sarchar union in the upazila.
Ibrahim Khalil, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kachua police station, said the accident occurred around 2pm when the goods-laden speeding truck rammed into the auto rickshaw carrying the couple from the opposite direction, leaving the duo critically injured.
They were rushed to Upazila Health Complex where on-duty physicians declared them dead on arrival, he said.
The couple met the tragic end on their way to home after a doctor’s visit on the Kachua-Sachar-Dhaka road in Hatmuda area, the OC said.
Though the truck could be seized, its drier managed to flee the spot, the police officer said.
Sachar Union Parishad Chairman Ali Akkas Molla said the number of such accident on the busy road is increasing alarmingly claiming lives and properties day bay day.
Immediate measures should be taken to lessen such accidents, he added.