Two passengers of a bus were killed and six others injured in a road accident at Ganjipur Bottola point on the Paglapir-Jaldhaka road in Gangachara upazila in Rangpur district on Saturday.
"The mishap occurred when the Rangpur-bound passenger bus from Jaldhaka overturned and fell down into a roadside ditch killing a man and injuring seven others there at 8:30 pm," Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Rangpur Highway Circle Zahidur Rahman Chowdhury said.
Another critically injured person succumbed to his injuries on his way to the hospital.
The deceased were identified as Md Jahangir Hossain, 35, of Ganjipur village in Gangachara upazila of Rangpur and Suman Mian, 25, of Gaibandha district.
Being informed, the fire service and civil defense personnel and police immediately rushed to the spot, rescued the bodies and injured persons and sent them to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RpMCH).
The ill-fated bus was salvaged while its driver and helper managed to flee from the scene soon after the accident. "A case has been lodged with Gangachara model police station in this connection," the ASP added.