Three people, including a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver were killed as a car hit an auto-rickshaw in Brahmanbaria on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway.
The accident took place at around 5:30 am on Saturday at Malihata area of Brahmanbaria Sadar Upazila on the highway, said Sarail Bishwaroad highway police OC Hossain Sarkar.
The OC said a Dhaka-bound car rammed into the battery-run autorickshaw, the victims were inside the autorickshaw.
He identified three victims as 20-year-old Saidul Mia, the auto-rickshaw driver and son of Rukku Mia of Chor-Chartola village in Ashuganj upazila,19-year-old Nasor Mia, son of Khurshed Mia and 18-year-old Arman Mia, son of Faruk Mia, of the same village.
According to the highway police, auto-rickshaw driver Saidul went to Sarail Bishwaroad CNG filling station with two of his friends Arman and Nasor to get gas for his vehicle around 5:00am. On their way back, a Dhaka-bound speeding car hit the auto-rickshaw face to face in Malihata Bazar area. It is not known exactly which car hit the auto-rickshaw because there is no eyewitness. The auto-rickshaw passenger Nasor died on the spot.
Later, locals rescued the injured Arman and Saidul and took them to Bhairab Upazila Health Complex. They died hours later while receiving treatment at the hospital.
OC Sarkar also said, bodies of the two victims were handed over to their families without an autopsy as the family members did not lodge any complaints.