A school student died when a passenger bus hit on the Jashore-Benapole highway in Jhikargachha upazila of the district on Wednesday.
The incident happened in front of Rajnigandha Cold Store on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Faysal Ahmed, 15 of Godkhali Matbaria village of the upazila.
Shafiur, father of the deceased, said Faysal went to Benali in Jhikargachha upazila on a motorcycle for personal work in the afternoon. On the way home from there, he was hit by a passenger bus.
Locals rescued him and admitted him to Jashore General Hospital. He died on the way to Khulna Medical College Hospital for better treatment as his condition was critical, he said.
Confirming the incident, officer-in-charge (OC) of Navron Highway Police Station Abdullah Al Mamun said the killer bus was seized, but the driver, helper and supervisor of the bus fled.
Legal action is being taken in the matter, the police official said.