Man run over by bus in Dhaka after motorcycle slips on wet road
A motorcyclist was run over by a bus after his bike slipped on a stretch of wet road opposite Karwan Bazar in Dhaka this afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Saiyadur Hossain, a resident of East Nakhalpara. He used to be an expatriate Bangladeshi, police said.
The incident took place around 4:00pm near Hotel Super Star when the man was heading towards his residence on the scooter.
When Saiyadur accelerated his scooter to overtake the bus, it slipped on the muddy and wet road and he fell to the ground, said Shah Alam, inspector (investigation) of Tejgaon Police Station.
He was later run over by the bus, the police said quoting witnesses.
The man died on the spot and the body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy, the inspector said.
The bus driver drove the vehicle up to Farmgate and later fled the scene. Police seized the bus.