Five paddy harvesting workers were killed and five others injured as a stone-laden truck crashed into a Laguna in Sirajganj.
The incident took place in Ramarchar area of Raiganj Upazila on the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway on Thursday morning.
The deceased were identified as Makul Hossain, 35, son of Abdul Majid of Chhotapaka village under Bagatipara police station of Natore district, Monir Hossain, 34, son of Abul Bashar, Maqbul Hossain, 35, son of Jamir Uddin of Bashbaria village of the same police station, Abdul Halim, 45, son of Ijal Haque and Gurudaspur police Haider Ali, 40, son of Abdul Quddus of Jumaigar village.
Confirming the matter, Lutfar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway Police Station, said, "A Dhaka-bound truck rammed the Laguna early in the morning, leaving four Laguna passengers dead on the spot. Several others were injured in the accident."
On information, a police team rushed to the spot and recovered the dead bodies. The injured were rescued and admitted to Sirajganj and Rajshahi Medical College Hospitals. Another died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hatikumrul."
--- Sirajul Islam Shishir in Sirajganj