A woman and a little girl were killed this evening as a covered van hit them while crossing a road at Jatrabari of Dhaka.
Chandi Akhter, 3, and the unnamed woman aged around 50 succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 8:30pm and 8:45pm respectively, said Sentu Chandra Das, an assistant sub-inspector at DMCH police camp.
Chandi’s mother Rupali Akhter, 30, was also injured critically in the accident at Matuail, Sentu told The Daily Star.
Rupali and her daughter along with their house owner were crossing the road in front of the Institute of Child and Mother Health (ICMH) this evening when the covered van hit them from behind, said Aboni Shangkar Kar, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station.
The vehicle however managed to flee from the scene, he added.