2 killed in Rajshahi road accidents

Published : 28 Oct 2020 08:18 PM

At least two people, including a businessman, were killed and five others were injured in two separate road accidents in Rajshahi on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Abdus Salam, 50, an onion businessman of Telipara village under Puthiya upazila and Nasir Uddin, 29, son of Idrish Ali of Kasimala village under Mohanpur upazila.

Businessman Salam met a fatal road accident when his motorbike collided head-on with a pickup van laden with betel leaf at Ujankhali village under Durgapur Upazila in the district in the morning. He was immediately rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On the other hand, a Rajshahi-bound passenger bus suddenly knocked down pedestrian Nasir Uddin at Bidirpur village on Rajshahi-Naogaon highway under Mohanpur upazila. He died on the spot. Five other people were also injured in the accident. They were taken to the RMCH. Police seized the bus but its driver managed to escape, said Mustaque Ahemd, Officer-in-Charge of Mohanpur Police Station.