Two women were killed as a pick-up van hit an auto-rickshaw at Chandina upazila of Dhaka-Chattagram Highway on Thursday morning.
Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, according to UNB.
Witnesses said the auto-rickshaw suddenly came in front of the pick-up van as it was trying to escape from the patrolling police in the area.
Additional police was patrolling on the road as Road and Bridge Minister, Obidul Quader was scheduled to visit Cumilla Thursday.
The accident left one dead on the spot and another seriously injured.
The injured woman succumbed to her injuries after being rushed to Chandina Upazila Health Complex.
After the incident, agitated locals blocked the road near Palki Cinema Hall of Chandina of the Dhaka- Chattogram highway for an hour around 12 noon.
Superintendent of Police (SP) of Cumilla, Shah Md Abid Hossain confirmed the matter and said, "The three-wheeler was completely forbidden on the highway."
He also said action will be taken against those who blocked the highways.
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