BGB member, wife killed in Rajshahi road accident

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A Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) member and his wife were killed in a road accident on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi this morning.

The deceased were identified as Azim Uddin, a BGB member, and his wife Ruma Begum, 35, of Natore, reports our correspondent from Rajshahi quoting Rezaul Islam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Puthia Police Station.

The accident occurred at around 11.00am when a Rajshahi bound truck rammed the BGB member’s motorbike from behind in front of Janata Bank’s Puthia branch, said the OC.

They died on the spot, the police official said.

The couple were travelling to Puthia from Natore to visit Ruma’s parents.

Police seized the truck, however, its driver and helper managed to escape.