Three members of a family were killed after a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Chauddagram upazila of Cumilla this evening.
The deceased were identified as two-year-old Mehjabin, her mother Mary Begum (23) and Mehjabin's grandfather Md Hanif (55), reports our Cumilla correspondent.
Yeasin Prodhaniya, in-charge of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Chauddagram, said Mary died on the spot while her father and her daughter were declared dead after they were taken to Chauddagram Upazilla Health Complex.
Witnesses said the speeding truck hit the auto-rickshaw around 5pm when its driver stopped the three-wheeler beside the highway at Chiora for the passengers to disembark.
Rayhan, sub-inspector of Mia Bazar Highway Police Outpost, said they seized the truck from the spot.