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2 Bangladeshis killed after car hits pedestrians in Kolkata

Published on: 10:00 pm - Saturday | August 17, 2019

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Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed after a speeding Jaguar vehicle jumped the traffic signal and hit another Mercedes car, before crashing into them under a police controlling booth late Friday night in Kolkata, reports DNA India.

The incident happened at the crossing of SP Sarani and Loudon Street in the Shakespeare Sarani police station area at around 1:50 AM at night.

According to sources, due to the incessant rainfall, the two, along with another person, had taken shelter under the police controlling booth. Shortly afterwards, the Jaguar rammed into the site.

The two Bangladeshi nationals were declared dead after being rushed to SSKM Hospital at Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, while the third person did not suffer any injuries.

The deceased have been identified as Kazi Md. Mainul Alam (36), resident of Jhenaidah District in Bangladesh, and Farhana Islam Tania (30), who hailed from Dhaka.

The driver and passengers of the Mercedes vehicle also suffered light injuries.

The police have seized the Jaguar vehicle and commenced a search operation for its driver who escaped the site. An investigation is underway. Further details are awaited.

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