Two people including a policeman were killed in a head-on collision between a private car and a CNG-powered auto-rickshaw in Netrakona. Five others were injured in the incident.
The accident took place on the Netrakona-Mymensingh highway in Chalisha Jhausi area on Friday afternoon.
The deceased policeman is Abdul Hakim, constable of Fakir Bazar investigation center of Barhatra upazila of the district. His house is in Phulpur, Mymensingh. Police could not initially confirm the identity of the other dead and injured. The deceased were passengers of an autorickshaw.
SI Moshiul of Netrakona Model Police Station said that two people were killed on the spot when a private car bound for Netrakona collided head-on with a CNG-powered auto-rickshaw bound for Mymensingh. 5 others were injured. Locals and fire service personnel rescued the injured and sent them to Netrakona Sadar Hospital.
The police officer also said that the condition of three of the injured was critical and they were sent to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for better treatment.