A pickup van's driver and helper were killed as the vehicle went out of control and turned upside down on Dhaka-Sylhet road at Lalbar in South Surma upazila of Sylhet on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Al-Amin, son of Sundar Ali hailing from Sadhurgaon village in Biswanath upazila and the helper Samsuddin, 17, son of Abul, resident of Gabindapur village of the same upazila.
Eyewitness accounts of a possible accident that caused the pickup to lose control were not yet available, but locals in the area around Otirbari in Lalbar said the pickup van was seen going upside down around 2pm, leaving Al-Amin dead on the spot and Samsuddin severely injured, right after crossing a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction. Later, locals took Samsuddin to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
Officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station Khairul Fazal said the bodies were sent to the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.