An autorickshaw driver was killed when a timber truck hit him at Galachipa in Patuakhali. The accident took place on the road in front of the Codec office at Amkhola Bazar in Galachipa around 9.30 pm on Wednesday.
The name of the autorickshaw driver is Abdur Rahim. He lived in Shakharia village of Atharogachhia union of Amtali upazila of Barguna, son of Md. Monir Mollah.
Eyewitness school teacher Awal Hawlader said, Rahim was going to Horidebpur in Galachipa with a passenger from Shakharia bus stand in Amtali. When the autorickshaw reached in front of the Amkhola Codec office, it was crushed by a loaded truck coming from the opposite direction. Rahim fell on the road and was crushed by the wheel of the truck and died on the spot.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Galachipa Police Station MR Shawkat Anwar Islam said that the police went to the spot at night after receiving the news. The truck driver and his assistant left the truck on the road and fled before the police arrived. However, the truck involved in the accident has been seized.