Eight people were killed and 56 others injured in road accidents in the country in last two days.
In Faridpur, two children were killed and 14 other people injured when a bus of Osman Paribahan hit a human haulier and a rickshaw van.
The dead are Sumi Biswas, 12, daughter of Monindo Biswas, and Somapti Chokider, 12, daughter of Shuvas Chokider of Basuria, of Tungipara upazila. The injured were rushed to Gopalganj General Hospital.
In Chittagong, two pedestrians were killed and another was injured when a Kaptai-bound bus hit them in Chittagong city's Quaish area under Hathazari Police Station yesterday.
The dead are Arfa Abedin Khan, and Niloy Sarkar, both 18 and second-year HSC students of Quiash College. Injured Md Hussain was admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital. Protesting the incident, locals tried to block Chittagong-Kaptai road but police brought the situation under control. The bus driver, Syamol Mohajon, was arrested
A Bagerhat correspondent adds, two passengers were killed and 40 others injured after a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Bokultala in Kachua upazila of Bagerhat-Pirjpur highway yesterday.
One of the dead was identified as Monira Begum, 35, of Rahdkathi village under Nesarabad of Pirojpur district. Locals, police and fire fighters rescued the passengers.
Our Dinajpur correspondent adds, two persons were killed and another was injured as a truck hit their motorbike on Dinajpur-Panchagarh highway at Doshmile in Kaharol upazila on Monday evening. The dead are Nasim Ali, 24, of village Boroil, and Chandan Roy, 22, of village Bonkali in Rangpur Sadar upazila.