Three people were killed in two separate road accidents in the capital's Jatrabari area yesterday, while the country observed National Road Safety Day.
Selim, 25, a toy factory worker and Jewel, 30, a bus driver, were passing through two parked buses at Jatrabari bus stand when the bus at the back was hit by another speeding bus, crushing both of them.
The incident happened right in front of Selim's 60-year-old mother Monwara, who came from Madaripur recently for treatment. She was walking behind her son at the time, Monwara told reporters at Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the two were rushed. Both victims succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
Kazi Wazed Ali, OC of Jatrabari Police Station, said they seized two buses of Trans Silva Paribahan, and arrested a driver who could not produce his driving licence.
Just three hours later, a 50-year-old mother died in front of her family in the same area. Morsheda Begum, 50, was hit by a bus when she and her family members were waiting to cross the road in front of Saddam Market, said her nephew Bashirul Islam.
Morsheda came from Brahmanpara of Cumilla around 10 days back to her son Gias Uddin's house, Bashirul added.