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.