The assistant of a truck driver has died after the vehicle overturned in Gopalganj. Police said the incident occurred on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway at Ghonaparha under Gopalganj Sadar around 6:30am on Thursday.
Police identified the deceased as Jalal, 35, son of Jalil Mia of Khulna’s Khalishpur. Gopalganj Sadar police Sub-inspector Shah Alam said the soybean oil-laden truck overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle, leaving Jalal dead on the spot.
He said the driver fled after the accident. The body of Jalal has been kept at Gopalganj General Hospital, agencies report.