A driver and helper of a truck were killed after the vehicle overturned on a bridge at Chakaria upazila in Cox’s Bazar district early Saturday.
The accident happened at bridge number 12 in Kalatali area of the upazila around 5:30 am.
The deceased were truck driver Ershad Mandal, 38, of Jhenidah; and helper Sabbir Ahmad Maruf, 19, of Sylhet.
Police said a cement-laden tuck was going towards Cox’s Bazar. Suddenly, the driver lost control and hit the railing of the bridge when it reached the Kalati area. The truck then overturned on the road. Driver Eshad and helper Sabbir got trapped.
They were rescued and taken to Chakaria Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared the duo dead.
Chiringa Highway Police Station sub-inspector Khokon Rudra confirmed the matter.