A 23-year-old woman died after being run over by a covered van and her mother was injured in the same accident in Dhaka’s Wari area this afternoon.
Deceased Shahara Talukder was an employee of a garment factory in Rampura, police said.
Her mother Nadira Parveen, 50, suffered injuries during the accident and was treated at a local hospital, sub-inspector (SI) of Wari Police Station Manjurul Habib told The Daily Star.
Nadira, along with Shahara, was on a rickshaw headed to the residence of another daughter in Old Dhaka when the covered van hit the rickshaw, the police official said.
Shahara was thrown off the rickshaw and crushed under the wheels after the covered van hit their rickshaw around 3:30pm at Toyenbee Circular Rd in Wari, SI Manjurul added.
The covered van was seized and its driver arrested from the spot, he said.