Three persons travelling in an autorickshaw were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision with a truck in Sarail upazila of Brahmanbaria early on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Jahangir Mia, 35, Mahfuz Mia, 32, and Amzad, 30, all brick kiln workers and residents of Shahbajpur village. The auto driver was among the injured.
The accident occurred around 6am on the highway near the Boishamura area when four brick kiln workers were on their way to their plant in the auto, said Md Shahjalala Alam, officer-in-charge of Shahbajpur bus stand highway police station.
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The impact of the head-on collision between the auto and the truck coming from the opposite direction was such that three of the occupants died on the spot, the OC said.
A probe has been ordered into the accident, he added.