5 killed in Tangail road crash

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Tangail, Mar 09: Five people were killed and another was injured in a road accident in Hossain market Bottola area in Mirzapur upazila on Monday.The deceased were identified as Sunam Uddin, 60, his grandson Mashraf Islam, 10, Hridoy Hossain, 20, Hafiz Uddin, 60, and his daughter Renu Aktar, 25.

Sub-inspector Rafikul Islam, in-charge of Dewhata Police out-post said when a Sakhipur-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw overturned on the road after being hit by a Goran-bound private car a sand-laden truck rammed it,  killing three of its passengers dead on the spot.

Two injured passengers succumbed to their injuries at a local hospital, he said.

Auto-rickshaw driver Jakir Hossain was admitted to Kumudini Women’s Medical College Hospital in critical condition.

Police seized the private car and the truck but their driversmanaged to flee, said the SI.