Two cousins returning to their respective homes from Dhaka to celebrate Eid with their families in Jhenaidah died after a three-wheel vehicle they were travelling in overturned in Rajbari district town early on Thursday morning.
The deceased were identified as Azizur Rahman, 22, and Matiur Rahman, 35 of Shailakupa upazila of Jhenaidah district. Four other occupants of the commercial vehicle, including its driver, sustained injuries in the road accident.
The accident occurred around 5.15 am on Rajbari-Kushtia Road when the vehicle with the six occupants overturned after the driver lost control, leaving the cousins dead on the spot and the others injured, said sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station, Moazzem Hossain.
The injured have been hospitalised, he said. "The vehicle has been seized and the driver arrested."