Jaguar-Mercedes crash kills two Bangladeshis in Kolkata

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 16:11, Aug 17, 2019 | Updated : 16:37, Aug 17, 2019


Two Bangladeshi nationals have been killed as a speeding Jaguar vehicle jumped the traffic signal and hit another Mercedes car, before crashing into them under a police controlling booth in Kolkata, the capital of Indian state of West Bengal, reports Indian media.

The incident happened at the crossing of SP Sarani and Loudon Street in the Shakespeare Sarani police station area at around 1:50am on Friday (Aug 17), according to Daily News and Analysis.

The deceased have been identified as Kazi Md Mainul Alam, 36, from Jhenaidah and, and Farhana Islam Tania, 30, from Dhaka, reports the English daily.

Kazi Mohammad was in Kolkata for eye treatment and Farhana Islam Tania used to work for Citibank and they came to the city about two weeks ago, Hindustan Times quoted an official of Bangladesh deputy high commission in Kolkata as saying.

According to sources, due to the incessant rainfall, the two, along with another person, had taken shelter under the police controlling booth. Shortly afterwards, the Jaguar, which was speeding its way from the direction of Middleton Street, rammed into the police kiosk after hitting a Mercedes. The car reportedly belongs to a famous businessman in the city.

The two Bangladeshi nationals were declared dead after being rushed to SSKM Hospital at Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, while the third person is admitted with grave injuries.

“We have not been able to speak to the third person, who, we gather, was released after treatment,” Hindustan Times quoted the high commission official as saying.

“The bodies are at the morgue of the SSKM Hospital,” and were likely to be handed over on Saturday evening, the high commission official said.

The driver and passengers of the Mercedes vehicle also suffered light injuries.

Police seized the Jaguar vehicle and commenced a search operation for its driver who escaped the site before opening an investigation into the incident.