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2 killed in Chandpur road crash

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Two people were killed as a truck smashed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Kachua in Chandpur district on Saturday night.

The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Sohel Hossain, 35, and its passenger Sekul Sarkar, 32. Injured Ripon, 30, is undergoing treatment at Shahrasti Upazila Health Complex.

Witnesses said a Cumilla-bound sand-laden truck rammed into a Haziganj-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Chandpur-Cumilla regional road around 11.00am, leaving the auto-rickshaw driver and the passenger dead on the spot and another seriously injured.

Kachua Police Station officer in-charge Md Mahiuddin said police seized the killer truck but its driver went into hiding soon after the incident.

Legal action will be taken soon against the driver, the OC added.

After the accident, angry mob blocked the street. Later, the law enforcers managed to take the situation under their control.

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