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Two killed as pickup hits motorcycles in Sylhet

Two youths were killed and two others injured as a pickup van rammed two motorbikes on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway at Jaintiapur upazila in Sylhet district on Tuesday night.

The accident happened around 10pm in front of Jaflong Valley Boarding School in the upazila.

The deceased were identified as Shihab Uddin, 22, son of Alauddin, a resident of Mokambari area under the upazila and Faisal Reza, 19, son of M Liaquat Ali.

Quoting locals, officer-in-charge of Jaintiapur Police Station Tajul Islam said, the accident occurred when the Naljuri-bound pick-up van hits two motorcycles in the area around 10 pm last night, leaving four motorcycle riders critically injured.

The injured were taken to Jaintiapur Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared Shihab Uddin dead.

Later, the rest three injured were sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for better treatment, where Faisal Reza succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment, said the OC.

Legal actions were underway in this regard, added the OC.