At least four people were killed in separate road accidents in Gopalganj, Satkhira and Habiganj on Saturday.
United News of Bangladesh reported that a woman and her son died on the spot when a bus ran over them on Dhaka-Khulna national highway at Gerakhola area under Muksudpur upazila in Gopalganj around 8:00am.
The deceased were identified as Shawon, 30, and Sakib, 7, of Ramchandrapur area.
Muksudpur Police Station officer-in-charge Mustafa Kamal Pasha said that a Dhaka-bound bus of Saint Martin Paribahan hit Shawon and her son near a bridge at Gerakhola.
Enraged by the accident, locals blocked the road which created about a five-kilometre long traffic gridlock on the road.
UNB also reported that a minor girl was killed as a four-wheeler passenger vehicle (locally known as Mahendra) hit her at Debhata upazila in Satkhira in the morning.
Witnesses said the vehicle hit four-year old Nasima Khatun while she was crossing a road in an area adjacent to Gazirhat Argani Bank.
The girl was declared dead at Sakhipur Hospital while Debhata Police Station officer in charge Biplob Kumar Saha said that they arrested Mahendra driver Ayub Hossain.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported that a pedestrian was killed when a bus ran over him on Dhaka-Sylhet national highway at Kadomtoli area under Shaistaganj upazila in Habiganj in the afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Parvej Mia, 16, of Kadomtoli village in the Upazila.
Locals rushed Parvej to Habiganj Sadar Hospital, where the duty doctor declared him dead.
Officer-in-charge of Shaistaganj Thana Anisur Rahman confirmed the incident.
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