The truck’s driver and his assistant are absconding
Two people were killed as a truck collided with an auto-rickshaw in Sharsha upazila of Jessore district on Tuesday
The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Nuru Baksh, 45, and passenger Rakibul Islam Rakib, 18.
As the Navaron-bound auto rickshaw reached Nilkanta around 11am a truck coming from the opposite direction hit it, leaving Nuru and Rakib severely injured, said Officer-in-Charge of Navaron highway police outpost Asaduzzaman Asad.
Both succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital, said the OC.
The truck has been seized but its driver and his assistant are on the run.
A case has been filed in this regard and efforts are on to arrest the driver and his assistant, he said.