A truck driver and his helper were killed as a truck hit a stationary truck on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Dayamir area of Osmaninagar Upazila in Sylhet on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as truck driver Kamrul Islam, 50, a resident of Golapganj upazila and helper Idris Ali, 42, son of Hanif Ullah of Nabinbagh village in Sonadanga upazila of Khulna district.
Shyamal Banik, officer-in-charge 0f Osmaninagar police station, said when the driver and the helper were standing on the road after parking their truck roadside a stone laden truck from Sylhet hit the stationary one from behind around 5:40 am, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
The two vehicles were seized and handed over to the highway police. However, the driver of the killer truck managed to escape.
SP Md Shahid Ullah of Highway Police of Sylhet said the bodies were sent to MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital morgue.