Two Bangladeshi students killed in Sydney car crash

Two Bangladeshi students killed in Sydney car crash


Two Bangladeshi students have died after their speeding car rammed into an electric pole in Sydney, Australian media reports.ABC News reported that the crash occurred on Wednesday around 3:40am (local time) on Canterbury Road in Belmore, in Sydney’s south-west.The accident also left the third passenger of the car, a friend of the deceased, critically injured.Two of the three victims, all students and in their 20s, have been identified as Fahim Rahman Aunik and Saqlaen Utsha, reported The Daily Telegraph.It said they were killed on the spot when their Toyota Camry crashed. The other victim, yet to be identified, was being treated at St George Hospital.Aunik was driving the car with Utsha as the passenger in the front seat, said the report.ABC News quoting police said that speed was a factor in the crash.”We’ve examined a number of other vehicles from that scene and we’re not ruling out a street-racing event,” Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Superintendent Stuart Smith was quoted as saying.

Based on CCTV footage collected from a nearby store, Daily Telegraph said it appeared that a street race between several cars was taking place when the accident happened.The footage showed the Camry had just crossed in front of another car, a Nissan Skyline, when the driver lost control and slammed into the pole.The Camry was crushed beyond recognition and almost ripped in half.Police later impounded the Skyline as evidence in the investigation.Daily Telegraph quoted Smith as saying that the Camry “basically disintegrated when it hit the power pole”, indicating a high speed on impact.He said they were investigating whether the cars were street racing at the time.Ahshanul Fakhru, a friend of the victims, was driving the Skyline. He, however, denied they had been street racing.A large group of the victims’ friends had gathered at the scene of the crash.One of them, Rafi Md Kamrul, also told Daily Telegraph that his friends were not involved in racing.Police were trying to notify the families of the victims.The Sydney Morning Herald reported that many residents of the area had heard the sound of the Camry’s skid on the street moments before the crash.
source:ABC news


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