Published:  12:11 PM, 11 August 2019

Sirajganj road crash kills journo, wife

Sirajganj road crash kills journo, wife


A local journalist and his wife were killed while their two children injured after being run over by a speedy bus in Raiganj upazila early Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Rafiqul Islam Jinnah, 50, a correspondent of local newspaper The Daily Satmatha, and his wife Morsheda Khatun, 45, an NGO official posted in Gazipur.

Panchanan Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Raiganj Police Station, said Jinnah went to Dhanghora bus stoppage to receive Morsheda and their children who returned from Gazipur.

The bus crashed into them around 2am while they were getting on a van, leaving the couple dead on the spot and their children -- one aged 7 and the other 4 -- injured.

Law enforcers arrested the bus driver and his assistant, the OC said. 

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