Two devotees died on Thursday night on their way to join the 53rd Biswa Ijtema on the bank of Turag river in Tongi, Gazipur.
The deceased are Quazi Azizul Haq, 65, and Abdul Mamun Mona, 33.
“One of the devotees died of respiratory complications while another was killed in a road accident,” Tongi Model police station officer-in-charge (OC) Mohammad Feroz Talukder told BSS on Friday.
Quazi Azizul Haq, hailed from Harishpur village of Shalikha upazila in Magura district, felt sick due to stomach pain around 11:00pm on Thursday night and was sent to Tongi Government Hospital immediately. He died of respiratory problems there around 11.30pm.
His namaj-e-janaza was held on the Ijtema ground after the Fazr prayers on Friday and his body was sent to his village.
Abdul Mamun Mona, who lived in Agargaon area of Dhaka, was killed in a road accident at station road area of Tongi on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway around 10.30pm on Thursday night on his way to the Ijtema ground, said Feroz Talukder.