Two schoolgirls were killed in separate road crashes in Sadar Dakkhin and Chandina upazilas of Cumilla on Tuesday, UNB reports.
The accidents took place in the morning when they were going to schools to attend programmes making the 49th Independence Day.
Rina Saha, a class-X student of Bijoypur High School, was killed after a human hauler plunged into a roadside ditch at Maktapur in the upazila around 8:30am.
Seven others, injured in the accident, were taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital, said Mizanur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station.
Meanwhile, ninth-grader Mahmuda Akter Yeasmin of Kutumbapur High School died when a tractor hit her on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Nazirpur in Chandina upazila.
Agitated students barricaded the highway, disrupting traffic movement on the busy road for a while.
Police later brought the situation under control.