Two women were killed and three others were injured in Sherpur upazila after a truck hit an auto-rickshaw on the Sherpur-Dhaka Highway at Zamuna Para area on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Nila Khatun (35) and Arpita Saha (20).
The accident occurred around 10am when the Dhaka-bound truck hit the auto-rickshaw, leaving Nila dead on the spot and four other passengers injured, Sherpur Fire Service and Civil Defence station officer Ratan Islam said.
The injured were rushed to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital, where on-duty doctors later declared Arpita dead.
Road crashes claim thousands of lives every year and they are mainly blamed on unskilled drivers, unfit vehicles and rundown road condition.
Even during the countrywide shutdown, road crashes refuse to cease completely and regular cases keep occurring around the country.
Last year, road crashes left 5,227 people dead and 6,953 injured, according to a road safety advocacy group.