A school teacher and a van driver were killed after a bus hit the van at Mohanpur upazila in Rajshahi district on Monday morning, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Mustafizur Rahman Uzzal, an English teacher at Nakheel Ideal High School, and van driver Mobarak Hossain.

The accident occurred around 8.30am at Keshorhaat area of the upazila when the Rajshahi-bound bus coming from Naogaon hit the van, leaving the duo critically injured, said Selim Badsha, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mohanpur police station.

Locals rushed them to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where teacher Uzzal succumbed to his injuries around 1.00pm.

Later, the van driver died around 2:30pm while undergoing treatment at the hospital, added the OC.

Police seized the bus, said the OC, adding that legal action will be taken in this regard.