A banana vendor was killed after a truck hit him at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar of Dhaka this morning.
Deceased Fatu Mia, 50, used to sell bananas on his rickshaw-van in Mohammadpur area.
Fatu Mia was run over by a truck around 6:30am when he was going to Mohammadpur by his rickshaw van to sell bananas after purchasing those from Karwan Bazar, said Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Sher-e-Bangla Police Station Mamun.
Locals rushed Fatu to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctor declared him dead around 7:30am, Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, told The Daily Star.
Police managed to seize the truck in Bijoy Sharani area. However, the driver managed to flee the scene, ASI Mamun also said.
Hailing from Kishoreganj, Fatu Mia used to live in the capital along with his wife and three children.