At least three people including two students were killed and four others injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj, Brahmanbaria and Narsingdi districts on Thursday, UNB reports.
In Sirajganj, Hridoy, 17, a student of Dhukuria Technical College and son of Haidar Ali of Bhadraghat village in Kamarkhand upazila, was killed and two others injured as a covered van hit them in the morning.
The accident took place around 7:30 am when the chemical-laden covered van hit three pedestrian, leaving Hridoy killed on the spot and two others injured.
The injured were taken to Sirajganj Hospital, said Habibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kamarkhand Police Station.
Soon after the accident, the agitated people put up barricade in the road, disrupting traffic movement for around two hours.
They also set the covered van on fire.
On information, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, said the OC.
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 around 10:00 am.
Being informed, police recovered the body and sent it to a local hospital morgue for an 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 a lorry on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Bertala in the morning.
Mohammad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Khatihata Highway Police, said the accident took place when the truck collided head on with the lorry coming from opposite direction and fell into the ditch.
The injured were taken to local hospital, he added.