Two people were killed in separate road accidents at Kuril Bishwa Road and Khilgaon areas in the capital.
The deceased were identified as Maraz,20 and Golam Rabbani,30.
Ruhul Amin, a cousin of Maraz, said that he was run over by a CNG-run autorickshaw at Kuril Bishwa Road around 11:30 am on Wednesday.
He was rescued and taken to a local medical facility at first. He was later referred to the emergency unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where a doctor declared him dead at 3:30 pm.
Md. Bachchu Mia, in-charge inspector of DMCH police outpost ,said the body was kept in the hospital morgue for autopsy and the matter has been reported to Khilkhet police station.
In another road accident, a motorcycle passenger was killed as a CNG-run auto rickshaw hit a motorbike on Khilgaon flyover area of the capital.
The deceased was identified as Golam Rabbani, 30.
Motorcyclist Nur Mohammad (32) was slightly injured in the incident.
Rabbani was rescued in a critical condition and taken to the emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 9.45 am where the duty doctor declared him dead, said Sabujbagh police sub-inspector SI Hasanuzzaman.
“The body has been kept in the morgue of the hospital for autopsy,” he added.
Road Accidents in Bangladesh
At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a report published in July.
It says the road accidents took place on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.
Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF), a platform of journalists, prepared the report based on news carried by 22 national dailies, 10 regional newspapers and eight online news portals and news agencies.