A woman and her 3-year-old son were killed and five injured as a bus hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw on Lalmonirhat-Burimari road in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat yesterday.
The accident took place in Chowdhury intersection area around noon, said police.
Deceased Manjila Begum (33) was wife of auto-rickshaw driver Badiuzzaman of Char Sholmari village.
Manjila and her son Sajedul Islam died on the spot when a bus coming from the opposite direction hit their auto-rickshaw, said Kaliganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Arju Mohammad Sajjad Hossain.
Police and locals said Badiuzzaman along with his wife, son and some other passengers was on the way to Kaliganj upazila headquarters from his Sholmari residence.
The injured were taken to Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex. Two of them have been referred to Rangpur Medical College Hospital as their condition was critical at the time of filing this report.