An elderly couple was killed and six other people were injured in a road accident at Khoksha village in Meherpur sadar upazila on Tuesday.
The deceased were Farha Khatun, 60, and Abdus Sattar, 68, of Komorpur village of Mujibnagar upazila.
Witnesses said accident took place when a microbus hit a tree after its driver lost control over the steering.
Shantarul, son of the deceased, said that his mother Farha Khatun had been suffering from cancer.
He and some of his relatives were returning home in the microbus from Rajshahi where his mother was undergoing treatment.
Locals rescued the injured and took them to Meherpur General Hospitalwhere doctors pronounced Farha Khatun dead.
Among the injured, Abdus Sattar died on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.
Meherpur Sadar Police Station OC Shah Dara said a case was filed.
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