Two people were killed in a head-on collision between two trucks at Mouchak area on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj district on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as truck driver Babu Mia, 32, and his assistant Rahmat Ali, 25, both residents of Chapainawabganj’s Nokrachh Para, reports bdnews24.com.
A Dhaka-bound truck carrying stones from Sylhet ploughed into another truck travelling in the opposite direction, said Bahubal Police Station’s Assistant Sub-Inspector Fahmida Noorani.
The driver and the helper of the Dhaka-bound truck died on the spot, according to the police.
Shah Alam, a helper in the other truck, was critically injured in the accident. He was subsequently taken to Adhunik Zilla Sadar Hospital in Habiganj, said Fahmida.
“The accident brought traffic to a standstill for half an hour,” said Shaistaganj Highway Police Station OC Md Jashim Uddin.