The accident took place when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the bike
Three men were killed when a speeding bus hit their bike on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Gaibandha district on Friday night.
The deceased were identified as Mahbur Hossain, Bhuttu Mia and Abdul Karim, all hailing from Kalugari village in the sadar upazila of Gobindaganj district.
The accident took place at around 9.30pm, when a bus driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the bike on the high-speed corridor at Balua Taltola in Gobindaganj area of the upazila.
The impact of the crash was such that the three bikers died on the spot. The bodies have been sent to the local hospital morgue for post-mortem, local police said.
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 this year, according to 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.