A schoolgirl was killed as a passenger bus run over her at Ujirpur Upazila in Barishal on Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Lamia Akter (8) a class II student of Paschim Narayanpur Govt Primary School, daughter of Khayrul Sikder of Ghuthia Union in Ujirpur Upazila.The accident took place around 9:00 am on Barishal-Sharupkathi highway.
Local dweller Sohel said, the Banaripara-bound bus rammed her when she was going to the school, leaving Lamia dead on the spot.
Assistant deputy inspector(ASI) of local Police Outpost Rafique said, soon after the accident, the agitated people blocked the road, disrupting traffic movement.
On information, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, he added.