Six persons were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Kandila area of Tangail sadar upazila on Saturday morning.
Of the deceased, two were identified as Julhas Ali, 50, son of Somotullah from Charbadhai village under Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district and Aleq, 45, Dupchachia area of Bogura district.The accident took place around 5.30 am when a cement-laden truck was going towards northern region from Dhaka and hit a road divider of Kandila area and turned over as its driver lost control over steering, leaving five people dead on spot and injured others, said Elenga highway police outpost in-charge Kamal Hossain.
The injured were rushed to Tangail General Hospital where one of the injured succumbed to his injuries, he added.
He also said all the victims were returning home amid the risk of coronavirus outbreak.
The injured are : Nurunnabi,28, son of Hafizur Rahman from Sundarganj area of Gaibandha district,Liton,32, son of late Hossain Ahmed of Mithapukur area under Rangpur district, Abu Bakar Siddique,45,Pankata village under Dhanbari upazila of Tangail district, Tahmina of Bogura district, Shipon,30,son of Oziar Rahman of Turabganj area of Rangpur district, Anwarul Huq,50,son of Moqbul Hossain of Pirganj and Habib,30, hailing from Sundarganj area of Gaibandha district.