Three people including a recommended Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) cadre were killed and two more injured in separate road accidents in Dhamrai and Savar of Dhaka on Thursday, police said.
Two of the deceased were identified as the 41st BCS recommended cadre Md Rubel Parvez and also a former student of Jahangirnagar University and Md Abdul Mannan, a resident of Manikganj.
The identities of other deceased and injured could not be known.
Police and witnesses said two buses of ‘Selfie Paribahan’ coming to Dhaka from Manikganj raced to overtake each other on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway, causing the accident.
One of the buses knocked down three people including Rubel and Mannan who were waiting for a bus at Dhamrai Thana Stand in the morning, leaving one of them dead on the spot and two others critically injured, they said.
One of the injured succumbed to his injuries on the way to Dhamrail Upazila Health Complex, said Savar Highway Police Station’s Officer-in-charge Sheikh Abul Hasan.
Enraged by the incident, students of Jahangirnagar University seized at least 25 buses of the Selfie Paribahan from the morning to afternoon, the OC said, adding that they brought the situation under control later.
On the other hand, a father and his son riding on a motorbike hit a pickup van from behind after losing control in front of Jahangirnagar University, leaving the son dead on the spot and the father injured around noon.