Two persons were killed and four others injured when a CNG-run auto-rickshaw veered off the road and plunged into a ditch after a collision with a truck on the Cumilla-Sylhet highway in Brahmanbaria early on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Kawsar Alam, 35, a resident of Cumilla, and his passenger Khul Islam, of Kishoreganj. All the victims were occupants of the auto-rickshaw.
Eye-witnesses said the auto-rickshaw with five passengers plunged into the roadside ditch following a collision with the truck on the high-speed corridor in Kasba upazila, leaving its two occupants dead on the spot and four others injured.
The injured have been admitted to Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital, police said.
Md Shahjalal Alam, officer-in-charge of the Khantihata Highway Police, said the bodies was sent to the Sadar Hospital morgue for post-mortem.