A woman and her son were killed as a bus ran over them in Gerakhola area on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Muksudpur of Gopalganj on Saturday morning.
The deceased were 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 at around 8:00am, leaving them dead on the spot near a bridge at Gerakhola.
Ershad, husband of the deceased woman, said the accident occurred when his wife was taking his son to a local coaching centre.
Enraged by the accident, locals blockaded the road that triggered a five kilometre traffic gridlock in the area.
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