3 women killed as truck hit three-wheeler in Jhenaidah
Three women were killed and seven other people injured in a road crash as a truck hit a three-wheeler locally called 'Mahendra' from behind in Laodia area of Jhenaidah on Saturday morning.
The accident took place at 11 am on the Jhenaidah-Jessore highway in front of the Laodia Government Primary School.
One of the deceased was identified as Poli Khatun, wife of Alauddin of Gariala village of Jhenaidah Sadar upazila.
Jhenaidah Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Moin Uddin told the Daily Samakal that a Mahendra was heading to Bishkhali Bazar carrying with passengers from Jhenaidah town in the morning. When it reached Laudia area, a truck pushed it from behind and the three-wheeler fell into a roadside pond, leaving a woman dead on the spot and nine injured.
The injured were rushed to Jhenaidah Sadar Hospital where doctors declared a woman dead. Later, another woman died while undergoing treatment.
The bodies were sent to Jhenaidah Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the OC said, adding that truck driver's helper Sagar Hossain was arrested in this connection.