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Two killed in Lakshmipur road accident

  • Our Correspondent
  • 14 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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LAKSHMIPUR: Two cousins, pillion on their uncle's bike, were killed after being run over by a speeding truck in Palerhat area on the Lakshmipur-Ramganj highway on Saturday morning, police said.

The deceased were identified as Sanjida Akhter, daughter of Arif Hossain of Raipur upazila, and Famida, daughter of Alamgir Hossain. Sanjida and Famida were cousins.

Sanjida, a Class VIII student of Lakshmipur Govt Girls School, and Famida, a IX grader of Dhaka Segunbagicha High School, were on their way to their grandfather's house when the accident occurred.

The sisters were run over by the killer truck when they fell off their uncle's bike after he suddenly lost control of the two-wheeler on the high-speed corridor, police said.

Agitated passersby caught the truck driver and handed him over to the police. They dispersed only after cops assured them of action in the case.

"Legal action will be taken against the truck driver after a probe," said a officer from Lakshmipur Model Thana.