Two pedestrians died in separate road accidents in Natore district’s Gurudaspur and Naldanga upazilas this morning.
The deceased were identified as Zarina Begum (45) and Mohammad Alimuddin (52), reports our local correspondent.
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Mashiur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bonpara Highway Police Station, said that Zarina Begum was hit by a pickup truck in Gurudaspur upazila’s Shidhuli Airmari Bridge area on Bompara-Hatikumrul highway at 6am.
Driver of a Dhaka-bound truck lost control over wheels in the area and crashed into a ditch, crushing Zarina Begum who was standing at a road crossing. She died on the spot, said the OC.
Meanwhile, Alimuddin was hit from behind by a speeding motorcycle at around 10:15am on Natore-Naogaon regional highway in Buribhag area of Naldanga upazila, said Md Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Naldanga Police Station.
Locals took him to a hospital, and he was later transferred to Natore Sadar Hospital, said the OC, adding that Alumuddin was declared dead by on-duty doctor of the hospital.
The motorcyclist fled the scene, said the OC, adding that police seized the motorcycle.