Mountaineer Reshma dies after microbus ploughs into her bicycle in Dhaka
A school teacher has died after being run over by a microbus while cycling in Dhaka.
The incident took place on Lake Road behind the Parliament building in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar around 9am Friday, according to police.
The victim was identified as 34-year-old Reshma Ratna, who was also a mountaineer, her family said.
Reshma was heading towards Gonobhaban when a black microbus ploughed into the bicycle from behind, flinging her into the air, said Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Inspector Abul Kalam Azad, citing eyewitnesses.
She was subsequently rushed to Suhrawardy Hospital where doctors declared her dead.
Ratna, a resident of the government staff quarters in Mirpur, used to teach in Ayub Ali Goverment Primary School in Dhanmondi. She was also a mountaineer, her family said.
Police are looking for the driver, who fled the scene after the crash, said Azad.