Manikganj: Two motorcycle riders were killed and another seriously injured in an accident on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Joka under Ghior upazila of the district on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Alek Mia (45), son of Almas Mia of village Laxmipura under Shibalaya Upazila and Tajimuddin (43), son of Eklas Uddin of village Tarail of the same area.
The wounded are Ala Uddin (38), son of Bhashan Gayen of village Laxmipura of the same upazila of the district.
Highway Police sources said the accident occurred at about 2pm when an Aricha-bound truck knocked a motor cycle from behind, causing instantaneous death to Alek Mia. Tajimuddin died at Gilando Munnu Medical Hospital.
They were returning home from Muljan Palli Bidyut Office riding a motorbike. Police seized the truck but the driver managed to flee.