Seven people were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents in Naogaon and Sylhet on Friday morning, police said.
In Naogaon, the accident occurred on the Naogaon-Rajshahi highway in Sadar upazila around 8am when a truck collided with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw.
Five people, all occupants of the auto-rickshaw, died in the impact of the collision in the Bablatali area of the highway, said Nazrul Islam Jewel, officer-in-charge of Naogaon Sadar Model Police Station.
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Cops couldn’t identify the deceased immediately.
Meanwhile, in Sylhet, a woman and her son were killed when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Companiganj at 6am.
The deceased were identified as Hanufa Begum and her son, Emraj Mia, of the upazila, said police.
The speeding truck crashed into the auto-rickshaw coming from the opposite direction in Telikhan of the upazila, leaving the mother-son duo dead on the spot and three others injured, Sukanta Chakraborty, officer-in-charge of Companiganj police station, said.
The injured have been admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital (SOMCH), he added.
The bodies will be handed over to the family members after completing legal formalities, said the OC. "We have seized the truck. But its driver and helper managed to escape."