A father and his son were killed in a road accident in Gaibandha's Gobindaganj upazila today.
The deceased are Md. Achir Uddin (55) and his son Md. Zobayer Hossain (14), residents of the Bogdoha colony area of the upazila.
The accident occurred at Tarofkamal Shiyalgara area on the Gobindaganj- Dinajpur regional highway around 10:00am today.
Quoting witnesses, Md. Afzal Hossain, inspector (investigation) of Gobindaganj Police Station, said, "Achir was returning home after picking up his son from a Madrasa hostel in Bogura this morning. However, their motorcycle collided with a microbus near Tarapkamal area."
"Locals rushed them to the Gobindaganj Upazila Health Complex, where doctors pronounced them dead."
Achir was a teacher at a local Dakhil Madrasa. He went to bring back his son from a Madrasa in Bogura for the Eid holidays, said the inspector.
Police seized the microbus, but the driver managed to flee, added the inspector.