Two people were killed and five others injured in a crash between a private car and CNG- run auto rickshaw on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj district on Wednesday afternoon.
The accident took place at Fultali Bazaar area under Gaznaipur union of the upazila at around 3.00 pm.
The deceased were identified as the auto rickshaw passengers Manik Miah, 70, son of Abdus Sattar, a resident of Muraura village under the union and Sohel Miah, 42, son of Sanu Miah, of Badshargaon village of Chunarughat upazila.
Quoting locals, Sherpur Highway Police Station officer-in-charge Parimol Chandra Deb said a Sylhet- bound speeding private car from Dhaka collided head-on with the auto-rickshaw at Fultali Bazaar area, leaving seven people, including women and child, critically injured on the spot.
Locals rushed them to Nabiganj Upazila Health Complex and Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared Manik and Sohel dead.
Legal procedures were under process in this regard, the OC added.