Two college students were killed Tuesday as a freight truck ran over the motorcycle they were on in Bogura’s Sherpur.
The deceased were identified as Nahid Hasan, 21, son of Zahidur Rahman of Krishnapur village under Mirzapur union of the upazila, and Sampad, 20, son of Hridoy from Namapara village in the same union.
The two friends were first-year HSC students at Summit International School and College.
To the extent that it was an accident, the tragedy unfolded on the part of the Dhaka-Bogra highway that goes by the village of Krishnapur in the upazila Tuesday around 8.15 pm.
Sherpur police OC Shahidul Islam said that the students were on their way home from Mirzapur Bazar on a motorcycle. As they reached pulled Krishnapur Eidgah field area on the highway, a speeding Dhaka-bound freight truck crushed the motorcycle like it was nobody’s business and never hesitated to look back till safety was guaranteed.
Nahid and Sampad both died on the spot, said the OC.
Their bodies have been recovered by the police station, while attempts are being made to identify the deadly truck and its driver, he added.