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Two ninth-graders killed on Sylhet-Tamabil highway as motorcycles collide

Two ninth-graders killed on Sylhet-Tamabil highway as motorcycles collide

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Two ninth-graders were killed and a youth was seriously injured on Sylhet-Tamabil Highway in Jaintiapur upazila as two motorcycles collided, police said.

The students were identified as 15-year-olds Sakran Hasan and Md Shaheen Ahmad. They both were from Gowainghat upazila and students of Amir Miah High School Jaflong. Injured Mamum Ahmed, 20, is from Jaintiapur's Nijpat union.

"The accident occurred in the Sreepur Assampara area as Sakran and Shaheen were returning to Jaintiapur and Mamum was going to Jaflong on their motorbikes. Their vehicles collided as one of them tried to overtake a truck," Golam Dastgir Ahmad, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jaintapur Model Police Station, said.

"The impact of the crash left all of them critically injured. Locals rushed them to the local hospital. The injured were later referred to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where Shaheen was declared dead upon arrival, and Sakran died at 7pm. Mamum is still not out of the woods," he added.