Two people including a police constable were killed and three others were injured as a prison van skidded off a road in Sirajganj Sadar this morning.
Manir Hossain, 30, a constable of Gazipur Police Lines, and a pedestrian Surja Mia, 70, of Dukhiabari area of the upazila died on the spot, reports our Pabna correspondent quoting Muktar Hossain, additional superintend of police (ASP).
The prison van, on its way to a Sirajganj court from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur, overturned on the Dhaka-Sirajganj highway in Mulibari area when its driver lost control over the wheels after hitting the pedestrian around 9:00am, the ASP said.
The pedestrian and one of the police constables, traveling on the van, died on the spot while there other constables were injured critically, the police official said.
The injured constables -- Sanwar Hossain, Nur-e-Alam and Enamul Hossan -- were admitted to Sirajganj General Hospital.
The policemen were taking a group of convicts (number could not be known immediately) from Gazipur to produce them before the Sirajganj court.