National handball team goalkeeper Sohanur Rahman was one of two killed in a road accident in Kushtia today.
Sohanur was 21. The other deceased in the accident was his cousin Hridoy Khan, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting police.
Sohanur, who represented the nation in the last SA Games in Nepal last year in December, has played in different age-level tournaments and participated in different national competitions in the past six years.
The accident happened around 9:00am at the Hossenabad Centre Intersection in Daulatpur. Sohanur and Hridoy were going to a local market on a motorbike when an unlicensed three-wheeler (locally called Nasiman) hit them from the opposite direction from the opposite direction, leaving them critically injured, said SM Arifuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station.
They were rushed to Kushtia General Hospital where Hridoy succumbed to his injuries around 12:00pm, the OC said.
Sohanur was referred to Dhaka for better treatment, but died on the way around 4:00pm.
Police later sent the bodies to the morgue for autopsy, the OC said, adding that no case was filed in this connection yet.
The driver of the three-wheeler fled from the scene after the accident, he added.