Hossen Sohel of DOT
Seven people have died in a road accident at Lakshmipur’s Ratanpur yesterday, reports bdnews24.com.
The driver of an auto-rickshaw and six passengers, who belong to one family, were killed after a truck rammed into the three-wheeler around 5:00am on the Lakshmipur-Chandraganj Highway, police said.
The family members were headed to Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital to see ‘Antar’, a local leader of the Chhatra League, said Chandraganj Highway Police Inspector Shahjahan Khan.
They have been identified as Antar’s father Shah Alam, mother Nasima, eight-year-old brother Amid, grandmother Shamsunnahar, aunt Rokeya and her son Rubel. Antar had been hospitalised on Tuesday night after being injured in 8 an attack by assailants.
Noor Hossain Shohagh was driving the auto-rickshaw.
The Chittagong-bound truck, laden with goods from Lakshmipur, was speeding through the early morning fog when it collided head on with the auto-rickshaw, killing the driver and all passengers, said Inspector Shahjahan.