Woman, child killed being crushed by truck in Noakhali

A woman and a minor child were killed after a speeding truck ran over them in Noakhali Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon.The accident took place at around 6pm in the area adjacent to Sonapur Puran Bus Stand area in the municipality

The identities of the deceased woman (aged around 60) could not be known immediately, and the child was Jannatul Ferdous, 8, daughter of Zaker Hossain, a resident of Char Karam Ulla village under the upazila.According to locals, the woman had been living in the area as a vagabond for a long time. On Friday afternoon, the child’s family invites her to their home for having lunch with them.After having lunch, Jannatul went out from the house to help the woman to cross the road when a speeding truck ran over the duo in front of the house, leaving them critically injured.Family members rushed them to Noakhali General Hospital morgue for autopsy where the on-duty doctors declared them dead.Sudharam Police Station sub-inspector Mohammad Riaz Hasan said they recovered the bodies and sent to the hospital morgue for autopsy.Legal actions will be taken if the family members filed a complaint in this regard, added the SI.

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