A person was killed in a road accident in Patuakhalias as an easy-bike fell into a paddy field with passengers, on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Ripon Abdullah, 45, driver of the easy-bike and son of Md Abdur Rob Gazi of Salimpur village in Kalapara Nilganj.
The accident occurred as the driver lost control due to heavy rain and strong winds on Patuakhali-Kuakata highway in the Yushubpur culvert area of Mahipur of the district.
Officer-in-charge of Mahipur police station said the easy-bike was traveling from Kalapara to Kuakata with seven passengers in the morning. Due to heavy rain and strong winds, the driver lost control and fell into a paddy field by the road.
The driver died on the spot but the injured passengers were able to leave for their respective destinations after taking first aid locally, the OC added.
Police recovered the body of the deceased and sent it to Patuakhali Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
An unnatural death case was filed in this regard.