Two persons were killed and 12 injured when a train hit a sand-laden truck in Basail upazila of Tangail this morning.
The deceased are Izar Uddin, 30, of Raiganj and Sujat Ali, 32, of Salanga upazila in Sirajganj, reports our Tangail correspondent quoting Mohammad Salahuddin Miah, officer-in-Charge of Basail Police Station.
A truck fell into a roadside water-filled ditch after being hit by a Dhaka-bound train at Tenguriapara around 9:00am, the OC said.
The accident took place when the truck was crossing the railway tracks where there was no bar and no guard, he added.
Seven people who were travelling on the rooftop of the train, four day labourers and a passerby were among the injured.
Locals rushed them to Mirzapur Upazila Health Complex from where the day labourers were shifted to Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital for better treatment, told Khorshed Alam, chairman of the Habla Union.