Laxmipur, Jan 23: Seven people, including six members of a family, were killed when a truck rammed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at West Mandarin in Sadar upazila early Wednesday.The deceased were identified as Shah Alam, his wife Nasima Begum and their son Amit, his mother-in-law Shamsunnahar and sister-in-law Rokeya Begum, brother-in-law Rubel and auto-rickshaw driver Nur Hossain of Chandraganj in Sadar upazila.
The accident took place around 3:30 am when a goods-laden truck hit the Laxmipur-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw, leaving its passengers and the driver dead on the spot, said Inspector Shahjahan of Chandraganj Highway Police.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue.
Following the accident, the truck fell into the roadside ditch.
Police said Shah Alam’s son Nadim was injured in an attack by his rivals and admitted to Sadar Hospital on Tuesday. Shah Alam along with his family met the tragedy while going to the hospital for seeing his ailing son Nadim at the hospital.
Police could not manage to arrest anyone as the truck driver fled the scene immediately after the accident.