Police have identified the deceased as Dipankar Poddar, a 28-year-old medical officer at Habiganj General Hospital, and Julhas Uddin.
Officer-in-Charge of Baniachong police station Ajay Chandra Deb said the two were killed on the spot in the impact of the crash around 12 pm. "Those injured have been admitted to Sadar Hospital for treatment," he said.
The number of road crashes and casualties on Bangladesh’s roads and highways marked a sharp rise in November, with at least 439 people killed and 682 others injured in as many as 417 accidents, according to a report released by the Road Safety Foundation (RSF), an organisation working to ensure safer roads, earlier this month.
The reasons include faulty vehicles, reckless driving, desperate mentality, incompetence and illness of drivers, unsettled wages and working hours, movement of low-speed vehicles on the highways and reckless riding of two-wheelers.
The RSF has urged the authorities concerned to address the issues and take necessary initiatives to fix the same.