Four people were killed and four others injured on Wednesday when a goods-laden truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw at Maidia on Dhaka-Khulna highway in the district.
The deceased were identified as Aslam, 40, Kamal, 35, auto-rickshaw driver Mahbub and Hazera Khatun, reports UNB.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Emdadul Haque Sheikh said the Jhinaidah-bound truck rammed the Kaliganj-bound auto-rickshaw around 2pm, killing three people on the spot and injuring five others.
The injured were rushed to JhenaidahGeneral Hospital where one of the injured, Hazera Khatun, succumbed to her injuries, he said.
Police seized the truck but its driver managed to flee.
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