Two motorcyclists were killed as a bus knocked down their vehicle in Pradaner Haat area of Debiganj upazila in Panchagarh this morning.
Rezaul Islam Swapan, 35, was assistant agriculture officer of Domar upazila of Gaibandha and Jakirul Islam Mahan, 45, was son of Tamijuddin, a resident of Sonahar Pradnpara area of the upazila.
Rahimul Islam Bulbul, Sonahar union parishad chairman, said the accident took place on the Debiganj-Nilphamari road of the area around 7:00am when the Debiganj-bound bus from Dhaka hit the motorcycle, leaving Swapan and Jakirul dead on the spot.
Following the accident, agitated locals torched the bus.
On information, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.