2 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in city

Sun Online Desk

1st March, 2021 12:51:50 printer

2 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in city

A woman and her granddaughter were killed and two others injured after truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Rupnagar Beribadh area of capital’s Mirpur on Monday morning.

The deceased were identified as Salma Begum and her 12-year-old granddaughter Rinta. They used to live in Adabore Balur Math area.

Sub-inspector (SI) of Rupnagar police station Lokman Hossain said the speedy truck hit the auto-rickshaw carrying the victims while they were going to Ashulia near Rupnagar Beribadh Pump at 6:00 am, leaving Rinta dead on the spot and three others, including her grandmother Salma and sister Rita, injured.

Later, Salma died while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), he said.

The injured Rita and the CNG driver Khaleque were admitted to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR), he added.

The SI also said the bodies were sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital morgue for autopsies.