Five people, including a five-year-old minor girl and a woman, were killed in a road accident at Soreyartal point on Rangpur-Pirgachha road in Rangpur city on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as the driver of the auto-rickshaw Raja Miah, 50, and its passengers Foyzar Rahman, 65, Chari Paul, 45, Zannatul Mawa, 5, and a woman. The identity of the deceased woman could not be known till the filing of this report at 4:45 pm, reports BSS.
All victims were hailing from different villages of nearby Pirgachha upazila of the district.
“The accident occurred when a truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw in the area around 1:15 pm, leaving two persons dead on the spot and injuring five others,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mahiganj Police Station Mostafizur Rahman said.
Police with the assistance of local people rescued the wounded and rushed them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RpMCH) where three more succumbed to their injuries between 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm today.
“We have seized the killer truck and arrested its driver and helper from the area,” the OC said, adding that the process of filing a case in this connection with Mahiganj Police Station was in progress.