The labourers were riding on top of the truck when it overturned killing them on the spot
Four labourers have been killed and six others injured in a road accident in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur on Wednesday.
“The accident took place when an iron rod-laden truck overturned and fell into a roadside ditch at Anantapur point on the Taraganj-Burirhat road around 12pm, killing four labourers on the spot and injuring six others,” confirmed Taraganj police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Zinnat Ali.
Informed, police rushed to the spot, recovered the bodies, rescued the injured and sent them to Taraganj Upazila Health Complex.
The deceased were identified as Anil Chandra, 60, of village Dorjipara and Khoyrat Hossain, 55, of Kishoreganj upazila in Nilphamari, Abu Bakar Siddique, 52, and Farhad Hossain, 28, of village Kursha Dolapara in Taraganj upazila of Rangpur.
“The truck driver and his assistant fled the scene,” the OC said, adding that police have seized the truck and a case was filed in this connection with Taraganj police station.