Three people were killed and five others injured in a road accident when a speedy truck ran over two battery-run auto rickshaws on Rangpur-Dinajpur regional highway at Paglapir area of Rangpur on Sunday morning.
Rangpur sadar police officer-in-charge Sajedul Karim confirmed the accident.
Police and locals said that a Dinajpur-bound speedy truck ran over two auto-rickshaws coming from Kishoreganj upazila of Nilphamari at Paglapir at about 7:00am leaving three people dead and five injured on the spot.
Of the deceased two were female and one was male. Two of the deceased could be identified as Morjina Begum, 24, and Ripon Chandra, 25, they added.
On information, police and fire-fighters reached the spot and recovered the bodies and rescued the injured.
The injured were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
They were identified as Dipti Rani Ray, Bina Rani, Mintu Ray, Mithi Rani, and Balashi Rani, residents of different villages of Kishoreganj.
Police sent the bodies to RMCH morgue for post-mortem examination. Police however, held the truck, the officer-in-charge added.
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