In a tragic accident, two tenth-graders were crushed to death under the wheels of a speeding train in Mirpur upazila of Kushtia Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Nayeem Ali, 16, and Ritu Khatun, 15, of the upazila. They were students of Border Guard Public School and College and Nimtala Secondary School of Mirpur, respectively.
The accident occurred around 3:30pm when the students were walking on the rail track on Mirpur Rail Bridge.
When Khulna-bound intercity train Rupsha Express started approaching the track suddenly, they got stuck there.
Within seconds, the train passed by at full speed and crushed them under its wheels, Monjer Ali, officer-in-charge of Poradaha Railway Police Station, said.
"Both students died on the spot. The bodies were sent to hospital for autopsies," he added.