A microbus was set to afire as it hit two pedestrians killing one and injured another one in the city’s Jatrabari area on Friday.The victim was identified as Tofazzal Hossain alias Malo, 60, and the injured person is known as Jasim, a nephew of the victim.
Sources at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital said the incident took place at around 3:30 pm when a microbus hit on the road divider of Shanir Akhra as its drifer lost his control over the steering.
Jasim and his uncle, who were passing the area, were severely wounded in the incident.
They were rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital where Malo was pronounced dead at around 4:15 pm and Jasim was undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Local people set on fire on the microbus soon after the incident and its driver fled from the scene.
Two fire fighters units went to the spot doused the flame.