A student of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology and a teenage boy were killed on Saturday afternoon as they were run over by a goods laden truck on Rangpur- Dinajpur Highway near Barti Bridge under Taraganj upazila in Rangpur.
The deceased were – KUET electronic and electrical engineering department final year student Shariful Islam, 24, and a Class V student Helal Hossain, 14, both residents of village Uttorlakshmipur Mondopara of the upazilla.
Taraganj highway police station officer-in-charge Golam Kibria said that the two were run over by a Dinajpur bound goods-laden truck while they were returning home by a bicycle and they died on the spot at about 1:00pm.
On information, he said, the highway police reached the spot, recovered the bodies and sent those to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examinations.
He said that they seized the truck but its driver and his assistant managed to flee, he added.
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