Two people were killed in a head-on collision between a three-wheeler and a motorcycle in Barishal’s Hijla upazila on Monday.
The deceased were identified as motorcyclist Yasin, 15, a 9th grade student of Mahishkhola senior Dakhil Madrassah and son of Sattar Palban of Guabaria union, and the three-wheeler’s driver Quddus, 30, son of Hashem Hawladar of village Charmemania under Memania union. The accident occurred on Monday afternoon on a road west of Kauria Bazar in Guabaria Union of the upazila.
According to witnesses, the three-wheeler was heading from Kauria Bazar to Muladi. After crossing the road, it collided head-on with a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.
Madrassah student Yasin died on the spot and the injured driver died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital while undergoing treatment.
Hijla police officer-in-charge Yunus Mia said the bodies were sent to hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations.