Two people, including a battery-run auto van driver, were killed and two others injured in a road accident on the Hatikumrul-Nagarbari highway in Srikola junction area under Ullapara upazila of the district this morning.
The deceased were identified as Rubel Hossain, 22, son of Saiful Islam, resident of Ullapara municipality and Foraz Ali, 45, son of Akher Uddin.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Hatikumrul Highway Police Shahjahan Ali said the accident occurred when a Pabna-bound covered van hit the battery-run auto van in the area as the van was crossing the highway this morning, leaving two people of the battery-run auto dead on the spot and two others injured seriously.
The injured were admitted to a local hospital.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Ullapara Model Police Station Md Humayun Kabir said the covered van has been seized.
The driver and helper of the covered van escaped.
A case was filed with Ulapara police station in this regard, Kabir added.