Mymensingh: Two people were killed as a speeding truck ran over them in Ishwarganj upazila of My-mensingh on Thursday morning.
The deceased were identified as Abdus Sattar Master, 62, and Dhanti Gour, 60, both hailing from Naowpara and Duttapara areas respectively under same the upazila.
Police and locals said the accident occurred in the morning when the Kishoreganj-bound truck from Mymensingh hit the two on Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway in front of Ishwarganj Fire Service Station, leaving the woman dead on the spot and the man critically injured.
The injured was first rushed to Ishwarganj Upazila Health Complex and later shifted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, they said.
Ishwarganj police station’s Officer-in-charge Majedur Rahman suspected that the drowsiness of the trucker caused the accident.
The truck driver was arrested and the truck was seized, he said, adding that legal actions in this regard are underway.