Two people were killed in a road accident at Palashbari upazila in Gaibandha on Tuesday morning.
The deceased were identified as rickshaw-van puller Nimai Chandra, 28, son of Manik Chandra, hailed from Sabdin village of Barishal union in Gaibandha Sadar upazila and passenger Khokon Chandra of the rickshaw-van, 25, son of Nikhil Chandra, hailed from the same area.
The incident happened on Rangpur-Dhaka highway near south bus stand area in the upazila sadar.
Abdul Kader Zilani, acting officer-in-charge of Gobindaganj highway thana, said a battery-run rickshaw-van was heading towards Palashbari from Jundoho bazar during rain.
Later, a Bogura-bound covered van from Rangpur hit the rickshaw-van from opposite direction at the south bus stand area, leaving the van-puller Nimai dead on the spot.
Locals brought the van passenger Khokon to Upazila Health Complex where duty doctors declared him dead.Titon Kumar Ghosh, duty doctor of Palashbari Upazila Health Complex, confirmed the matter.