RAJBARI: A motorcyclist and his pillion rider were killed when a truck hit them on Rajbari-Kushtia regional highway in Khalukhali upazila of Rajbari on Tuesday morning (August 04).
The incident occurred around 7:00 am in Sonapur intersection area of the upazila.
The deceased are- Abdullah Abu Sayed, 22, son of Abu Farhad of Mathurapur village under Daulatpur police station in Kushtia, and Shimul, 25, son of Hamidul from the same area.
Pangsha highway police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Liakat Ali confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
According to police and Pangsha upazila health complex sources, a Kushtia-bound mini-truck hit the motorbike at the Sonapur intersection leaving one dead on the spot and the other severely injured. He was immediately taken to Pangsha health complex where on-duty physician declared him dead on arrival.
Following the incident, the truck driver fled the scene leaving his vehicle on the spot. Efforts are underway to detain him, said OC Liakat Ali.
BDST: 1320 HRS, AUG 04, 2020