A lorry driver and his helper were killed in a road accident on the Mymensingh-Netrakona highway in Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh early today.
The deceased were identified as Razib Mia, 25, driver of the lorry; and his helper Sajib Mia, 15. Both were from Haluaghat upazila of Mymensingh.
Quoting locals, Md Abul Khayer, officer-in-charge of Tarakanda Police Station, said Razib and Sajib died on the spot when their brick-laden vehicle turned turtle after being hit by a truck from behind at Kashiganj Bhandari area around 1:00am.
On information, police recovered the bodies. Police also seized the brick-laden truck, but its driver managed to flee the scene.
A case was filed in this connection.