A fierce race among six motor vehicles claimed lives of two commuters and injured three others, including a schoolboy, at Matsya Bhaban in Ramna of the capital on Tuesday morning.
The identities of the deceased aged about 60 and 20 could not be known immediately.The inured — Sharif, 20, Nur Alam, 30, and schoolboy Ayat, 12,— were undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Jahirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramna Police Station, said that the six vehicles, including buses, began to race, as the road was thin around 7:00 am.
At that time, three vehicles, two buses and a private car, were involved in a collision leaving the two men dead and three hurt.
Police seized the vehicles. Of them, there is a bus of Swadhin Paribahan which plies from Mawa to Mirpur.
Bus passenger of Swadhin Paribahan Monir Hossain said after losing control, the bus he was traveling hit another bus of Nuclear Power Division and a private car.