A woman and her minor daughter were killed when a train hit a van on an unauthorised level crossing at Belaichandi in Syedpur upazila of Nilphamari district on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Mariam, 25 and Josna, 8.
Lutfur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Syedpur Police Station, said the accident took place at around 6:45 am when the Rajshahi-bound ‘Barendra Express’ train hit the van carrying the duo while it was passing the unauthorised level crossing, leaving them dead on the spot.
The van driver, however, managed to flee, says a news agency report.
On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to local hospital morgue for autopsy.
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