The van driver and his assistant are absconding
Two people, a rickshaw puller and a pedestrian, were fatally knocked down by a speeding van in Chittagong's Pahartali area on Thursday night, police said on Friday.
One of the deceased has been identified as Anwar Hossain. However, the identity of the pedestrian is yet to be established.
The accident occurred around 9.30pm on the busy Sagorika Road.
A sub-inspector at Pahartali police station said the speeding van first hit the rickshaw puller and then the pedestrian at a high speed. "Both the victims died on the spot."
The bodies were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital, he added.
Though the van was seized after the accident, it's driver and his assistant managed to escape, the officer said. "Efforts are on to nab them."