Two persons were killed and 16, including pedestrians, injured after a truck rammed into an auto-rickshaw on the Kurigram-Nageshwari link road today.
The deceased are Halim, 30 and Zobaer, 25. They were auto-rickshaw passengers.
"The truck driver hit the auto-rickshaw losing control over the steering and pushed it into a roadside ditch, leaving the casualties," said Mahfuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kurigram Sadar police station.
On information, the fire service, police and members of Red Crescent Society rushed to the spot and sent the injured people to Kurigram General Hospital.
Six of the injured people were sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, the OC added.