Five workers were killed and six others injured a truck collided head-on with a human hauler, locally known as Leguna, on the busy Hatikumrul-Bonpara highway in Sirajganj in the early hours of Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Mukul Hossain, 35, son of Abdul Majid, Monir Hossain, 34, son of Abul Bashar, Makbul Hossain, 35, son of Jamir Uddin, Abdul Halim, 45, son of Izal Haque, and Haidar Ali, 40, son of Abdul Kuddus of Natore district.
The stone-laden truck collided head-on with the Leguna at Ramarchar area of the district's Solonga upazila at 2:00am, leaving three dead on the spot and eight others injured, Lutfor Rahman, Sub Inspector of Hatikumrul Highway Thana, said.
Two other injured died on the way to hospital, he added. "The other injured are being treated at different hospitals."