At least four people including three students were killed and four others sustained injuries in separate road accidents in Sirajganj, Khulna, Brahmanbaria and Narsingdi on Thursday.
In Sirajganj, a Higher Secondary Certificate examinee was killed and two others sustained injuries when a covered van ran over them, reports our correspondent.
The deceased, Hridoy,17, son of Haidar Ali at Bhadraghat village in Kamarkhand upazila, was a student of Dhukuria Technical College.
Agitating students and locals of Bhadraghat area blockaded Sirajganj-Nalka road for about three hours and torched a covered van protesting at the road accident in the area.
Bhadraghat officer-in-charge Habibul Islam said a covered van ran over Hridoy at around 7:00am on Sirajganj-Nalka road, leaving him dead on the spot and two other students injured.
The injured were taken to Sirajganj Hospital, he added.
‘Police later took the situation under control and vehicular movement became normal at around 10:00am. The driver and his assistant managed to escape,’ the OC added.
In Khulna, Akhi Moni, 7, a class one student of a local madrasah was killed when a brick-laden tractor knocked down her at Anandanagar in Rupsha upazila in the morning, reports United News of Bangladesh.
Zakir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rupsha police station, said the accident took place when she was crossing the road.
In Narsingdi, Rabbi Mia, a class VIII student of Hossainpur Pilot High School and son of Farid Mia, was killed when a Dhaka-bound covered van hit his bi-cycle while he was going to school at Boroicha in Belabo upazila at around 10:00am, reports UNB.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for autopsy, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Shibpur Itakhola Highway police.
In Brahmanbaria, Kadir Mia, 37, son of Syed Mia of Boishar village in Sarail upazila was killed and two others injured when a truck plunged into a roadside ditch after being hit by another truck on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway at Bertala in the morning.
Mohammad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Khatihata Highway Police, said that the accident took place when the truck collided head-on with the another truck coming from opposite direction and fell into the ditch.
The injured were taken to local hospital, he added.
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