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Joyride turns tragic for two examinees

November 25, 2021 00:00:00

CHANDPUR, Nov 24 (UNB): A joyride turned tragic for two Class X students on the last day of their board exams, as their bike hit a tree and fell into a roadside ditch in the Mahamaya area of Sadar upazila Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Shanta, 17, son of Hanif Patwari, and Asif, 18, son of Akter Patwari of Sadar upazila. The two sat for this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.

While two students riding pillion died on the spot, the biker and a passerby sustained injuries in the accident on the Chandpur-Cumilla regional highway around 10pm on Tuesday, Abdur Rashid, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said on Wednesday.

Of the injured, Sazzad, the biker, has been shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

"The bodies have been sent to the local hospital morgue for post-mortem," the police officer said.

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