3 road construction workers killed by truck in Habiganj

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Habiganj, Jan 15: Three road construction workers were killed under the wheels of a speedy truck at Nabiganj in Habiganj district on Friday morning.

The deceased were identified as– Manik Mia, Abdur Rahman and Fazal Mia, according to Nabiganj Police Station OC Abdul Baten Khan.

The ill-fated workers were repairing the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Aushkandi Yusufnagar when they were run over by the truck around 8:30am on Friday.

Two other workers were injured in the incident. They were treated at the Nabiganj Government Hospital.

Quoting locals, OC Md Nurunnabi of Sherpur Highway Police Station told reporters that the workers were repairing the highway when the goods-laden truck lost control in dense fog and ploughed through them, killing the three on the spot.

Locals seized the truck but the driver managed to flee.

Agitated people then blocked the highway, stopping traffic for about an hour before police intervened and dispersed them around 9:30am, OC Nurunnabi said.

The bodies have been sent to a morgue for autopsy.

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