A truck crushed two persons at Bou Bazaar area under Sadar Upazila here on Friday evening. The deceased were identified as Sohag Hawlader, 25, son of Sobhan Hawlader, of Hosnabad Village under Betagi Upazila in Barguna District and an honours 3rd year student at Government Harganga College and Zekrul Islam, 30, son of Abdul Ohab, of Lauachhara Village under Daulatpur Upazila in Kushtia District and a metre reader at Sipahipara Palli Bidyut office in Munshiganj.
Sub-Inspector (SI) of Hatimara Police Investigation Centre Md Nasir Uddin said a rice-laden truck bound for Sonargaon of Narayanganj dashed the two victims at the said area leaving Sohag dead on the spot and Zekrul seriously injured. Later, he died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Police seized the truck but its driver Jafarf fled away, the SI added.