The wife, elder son and neighbour of newly elected mayor of Faridpur's Nagarkanda municipality were killed and the mayor seriously injured after a bus crashed head on into the microbus carrying them in Faridpur tonight.
The deceased were identified as Shanchita Sarkar (45), wife of mayor Nimay Sarkar, their son Gourab Sarkar (25), and their neighbour Md Kamal Hosen (40), reports our Faridpur correspondent quoting police.
Omar Faruq, officer in-charge of Bhanga Highway Police Station said a Dhaka-bound bus of GS Paribahan collided with the microbus on Dhaka-Khunla Highway in Kailar intersection area around 9:15pm, leaving Shanchita, Gourab and Kamal dead on the spot and Nimay critically injured.
The injured mayor was first taken to Bhanga Upazila Health Complex and then shifted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital, said the OC.
Nimay Sarkar was elected mayor of Nagarkanda municipality as Awami League mayoral candidate on February 14.