Two persons were killed as a covered van hit their motorbike on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Munshiganj's Gazaria upazila early today.
The deceased were identified as Md Nahid Ullah (26) and Mohiuddin Palash (27). They were residents of Dhaka's Jigatola area, reports our Munshiganj correspondent.
According to the victims' families, Nahid was a master's student of Mohammadpur Central College and he along with his friends were going to Rangamati.
His friends were also riding motorbikes, they said.
Md Salahuddin, in-charge of Bhaberchar Highway Police Outpost in Gazaria, said that the accident occurred at Bhaberchar when the van bound for Rangamati from Dhaka hit the motorbike around 1:00am.
Two riders of the bike died on the spot, police official Salahuddin said.
Police detained the van driver but his helper fled the scene.