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3 killed in road accidents

A damaged auto-rickshaw is seen after it was hit by a truck in front of SM Model School and College on Airport Road in Pabna's Ishwardi upazila on October 25, 2023. Photo: Collected

At least three persons were killed and five others injured in road accidents in Pabna and Rajbari today.

In Pabna, two people were killed and two injured when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in front of SM Model School and College on Airport Road in Ishwardi upazila, said Arbinda Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Ishwardi Police Station.

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The deceased are Asan Mollah, 70, and Jinnat Ali, 48, both residents of Natore's Lalpur upazila. They were passengers of the auto-rickshaw.

The injured were admitted to Ishwardi upazila health complex.

Police seized the truck but its driver managed to flee.

In Rajbari, a school-goer was killed and three others were injured as two motorcycles collided head-on in Charpaturia village under Kalukhali upazila.

The deceased Zamiul Hasan, 15, of Arkandi village was a tenth-grader at a local school.

Eamon, one of the injured, was riding a motorbike on Mirgi-Pansha road with Zamiul and another friend as pillions. They collided head-on with another motorbike on link road in Charpaturia village, said police.