At least five workers were killed and five others injured a truck collided head-on with a human hauler, locally known as Leguna, on the Sirajganj-Natore highway in Goja bridge area of the district in the early hours of Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Mukul Hossain, 35, son of Abdul Majid, Monir Hossain, 34, son of Abul Hossain, Makbul Hossain, 35, son of Jamir Uddin, Abdul Halim, 34, son of Izal Haque, and Haidar Ali, 40, son of Abdul Kuddus. All of them were from Natore district.
All the victims were passengers of the human hauler, reports BSS.
The stone-laden truck collided head-on with the Leguna in Ramarchar area of the district at around 2:00 am, leaving three dead on the spot and seven others injured, Hatikumrul Highway Police Station officer-in-Charge (OC) Lutfar Rahman told the news agency.
Two other injured died on the way to hospital, he added. "The other injured are being treated at different hospitals."
A case was filed in this connection, the OC added.