Four members of a family were killed and three other people injured in a collision between a truck, a CNG-run auto-rickshaw and a private car on the Cumilla-Sylhet highway in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba upazila this afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Nabalok Mia (62), his wife Ayesha Khatun (58), younger brother’s wife Fatema Begum (50) and his grand-daughter Nadia Akter (5), of Jatrapur village in Cumilla’s Muradnagar upazila, said police.
Quoting witnesses, Abdur Razzak, sub-inspector of Khatihata Highway Police Station, said the Cumilla-bound truck hit a private car coming from the opposite direction in Syedabad area around 4:30pm.
The truck later hit the auto-rickshaw and fell into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering wheel, leaving three passengers of the auto-rickshaw dead on the spot and four others injured.
Locals rescued the injured people and sent them to Brahmanbaria General Hospital, said the SI.
Of the four injured, three people were referred to Dhaka as their condition deteriorated, said SI Razzak, adding that another passenger died on the way to Dhaka.