A truck has ploughed into an autorickshaw in Jaintapur Upazila of Sylhet, leaving at least five people dead and two others injured.The incident occurred on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway in Ferighat area at around 6:30 am on Sunday, said Golam Dastagir, chief of Jaintapur Police Station.
The dead were identified as autorickshaw driver Hossain Ahmed, 35, Sadia Begum, 30, Fabia Begum, 7, Shahadat Hossain and Habibunnesa, 33.
The truck heading towards Jaflong hit a Sylhet-bound autorickshaw on the highway, said the OC. The autorickshaw was badly damaged in the accident
Five people died on the spot. Four, excluding the driver, were members of the same family.
Md Zakaria Ahmed, 50, and his wife Hasina Begum, 36, suffered critical injuries and were admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical Hospital.
Upon receiving the news of the accident, the police went to the spot and started a rescue operation.