Father, child on the way to school die as BRTC bus hits motorbike

A man and his seven-year-old son died after a BRTC bus hit the motorcycle they were on while going to school in Rajshahi’s Godagari Upazila this morning.

The deceased are Sazu Mia, 31, an employee of an NGO named ‘Dwipshikha’ in the Bijoynagar area; and Abdullah Al Alif, a first grader of a local school.

The incident took place around 9:30 am at Bijoynagar Basalitola area when Sazu was taking his son to school, said Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station.

They were waiting beside the highway when the driver of a BRTC bus lost control over the wheel and hit them. The bus ran them over, leaving them dead on the spot, the OC said.

Police seized the bus but its driver managed to flee.