10:53 AM, December 06, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:07 PM, December 06, 2016

Car ploughs thru' Dhaka footpath, 2 killed

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Two women were killed and one was injured as a private car ploughed through people sleeping on a footpath near the High Court in Dhaka early today.

Hasina, 35, and Shahara, 40, were pronounced dead after they were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) soon after the accident, DMCH police camp sources told The Daily Star this morning.  

Another woman, aged below 30, was also injured during the accident that took place around 1:15am, it said.

care crashes into the boundary of High Court
Law enforcers and people gather at the crash site where a private car is seen crashed into the boundary of High Court in Dhaka. Two women were killed and one was injured as the vehicle ploughed through people sleeping on a footpath near the HC early Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Photo courtesy: Prothom Alo
Details on the victims were not available when this report was filed at 10:39am.

Shahbagh police arrested a man in this connection and seized the vehicle, Abu Bakar Siddiqui, officer-in-charge of Shahbagh Police Station, said.

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