Four youths were killed after a private car fell into a roadside pond in Sylhet's Jaintiapur upazila early on Saturday. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Sylhet Highway Region Mohammad Shahidullah confirmed this incident.
The deceased are Jubayer Ahsan, 26, Nehal Paul, 25, Mehadi Hasan Tomal, 24, and Ali H Sumon, 24. The accident took place around 12:15am today at Banglabazar area on the Sylhet-Tamabil highway, said the SP.
All the deceased were activists of Jaintiapur upazila unit of Chhatra League, said Jaintiapur Upazila Chairman Kamal Ahmed.
According to locals and eyewitnesses, ''they were on their way to Tamabil Land Port when the driver of the private car lost control of the vehicle and plunged into a roadside pond."
Locals rescued them and took them to Jaintiapur Health Complex. The four were later transferred to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared them dead.