Two schoolgirls have been killed in a road accident at Bagachra market in Sharsha upazila of Jessore, UNB reports.
The deceased were identified as Roja, 11, daughter of Alamgir Hossain of Bairi village and Zerin, 11, daughter of Ibrahim Hossain of Bairi village in the upazila. Both were class-VI students of Bagachra Girls' High School.
The accident took place when a sand-laden truck hit a motorcycle carrying the two girls at Bagachra bazar around 8:00am on Saturday, leaving the two dead on the spot and Alamgir injured, said Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Bagachra Police outpost.
Alamgir Hossain, a lecturer of Bagachra College, was going to drop his daughter and niece to their school, the OC added.
The injured was admitted to a local clinic in critical condition.