Eight people were killed and eight others injured in road accidents across the country during the last two days, according to reports from our correspondents.
A five-year-old girl was run over by a speeding bus on Panchagarh-Atwary road in Atwary upazila of Panchagarh yesterday.
The victim was identified as Mitu Akhter, daughter of Nuruzzaman.
Atwary Police Station Inspector Dulal Uddin said the accident occurred while the girl was crossing the road to go to her mother, who was harvesting maize nearby.
Meanwhile, a pickup and a covered-van collided on Panchagarh-Banglabandha highway in Tentulia on Wednesday, leaving two people dead and another injured.
Pickup driver Md Rubel (20) died on the spot, said police, adding that Swapan (18) succumbed to his injuries at Panchagarh Sadar Hospital.
Tentulia Highway Police Station OC Rabiul Azam said Sujan (19), who was critically injured, was undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
Police seized both vehicles but the van driver and his helper fled, said the OC.
In Jhenidah, a bus ran over a motorbike on Jhenidah-Chuadanga road in Sadar upazila yesterday, killing a motorcyclist and injuring his pillion.
The deceased was identified as Jahangir Hossain (30).
Injured Jamirul Islamwas taken to Sadar Hospital, said Sadar Police Station OC Mizanur Rahman.
Police seized the bus but the driver fled.
In Dinajpur, a farmer was killed after a speeding bus hit him in Birganj upazila yesterday.
Mozibar Rahman (65) died instantly, said police.
In Mymensingh, three passengers of a battery-run auto-rickshaw were killed and six others injured when a Mymensingh-bound bus collided head-on with the auto-rickshaw on Mymensingh-Tangail road on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Aminul Islam (35), driver of the auto-rickshaw; Rita Akter (21), and her eight-year-old nephew Tanvir Ahmed, said Muktagacha Police Station OC Md Dulal Akanda.
Aminul, Rita and Tanvir succumbed to their injuries at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, said the police officer.
Police sent the bodies to MMCH morgue for autopsy. A case was filed in connection with the accident.