Two people, including a woman, were killed after a truck collided head-on with an auto-rickshaw in Murailipur of Paba upazila in Rajshahi on Wednesday afternoon.
One of the deceased was identified as Ansar Ali, 40, while the identity of the woman could not be known immediately.
Rajshahi Fire Service and Civil Defence Senior Station Officer Abdur Rauf said a Chapainawabganj-bound truck hit an auto-rickshaw at 2:45pm, killing two people on the spot and injuring two others.
Police have recovered the bodies from the spot, he said.
Road accidents in Bangladesh
Road accidents in Bangladesh claim hundreds of lives every year.
At least 484 people were killed and 673 others injured in as many as 427 road accidents in January this year.
According to Road Safety Foundation (RSF), the accident rate increased by 25.58 percent while fatalities rose by 8.76 percent in January compared to the same period last year.
At least 445 lives were lost in 340 road accidents in January 2020, according to RSF.
In a report released in February last year, the World Bank said Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities.
The report attributed the high death rate on Bangladesh’s roads to a lack of investment in systemic, targeted, and sustained road safety programmes.