Two pedestrians were killed and a motorcyclist was injured after a bus hit them in the city’s Bangla Motor area on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as Balayet, 52, a oil trader and son of Kazi Mubarak of village Char Laxmipur under Moladi upazila in Barisal district, and Maksudur Rahman, 42, a private service holder of Natun Habli area under Sorail police station in Brahmanbaria district.
The injured motorcyclist was identified as Jakir Hossain, 45, a contractor of Titas Gas Company.
Police quoting witnesses said the accident took place when a bus of Bihongo Paribahan heading towards Farmgate hit the two pedestrians and a motorcyclist around 11:45 am, said Officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station Abul Hasan.
He said the two pedestrians died on the spot while motorcyclist Zakir Hossain was given first aid at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
The driver of the killer bus identified as Jafar Mollah, 60, has been detained , the OC said.
The bodies were sent to DMCH morgue for postmortem.