Two people including a woman were killed as a speeding bus crashed into a motorbike on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in front of Magura Sadar Hospital on Monday afternoon.
The deceased were Anwar Hossain, 50, of Atharkhada village of Magura Sadar upazila, and Rokeya Begum, 60, of Urura village in Mohammadpur upazila of the same district.
Mizanur Rahman, sub inspector of Magura Highway police station, said the accident occurred around 2pm when the Khulna-bound bus of ‘Goldenline Paribahan’ from Dhaka hit the bike while crossing the highway in front of the hospital, leaving Anwar dead on the spot.
Moreover, pedestrian Rokeya was killed when she got trapped between the bus and a stationary ambulance at that time, he said.
The bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the SI said, adding that they seized the bus and lodged a case in this connection.