Five persons, including a schoolgirl, were killed in separate road accidents yesterday.
In Khulna, an eighth-grader was killed and 20 others injured after a picnic bus skidded off the road and overturned in Dumuria upazila yesterday, UNB reports.
The deceased was identified as Meghla, a student of Shyamnagar Girls' High School in Jashore sadar upazila, said Aminul Islam Biplab, officer-in-charge of Dumuria Police Station.
Around 11:30am, the bus carrying 60 students, teachers and staff of the school, skidded off the Khulna-Satkhira highway, killing Meghla on spot, the OC said.
The injured were taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital.
In Munshiganj, three persons, including a couple, were killed and another person was injured in a road accident at Bhaberchar Bus Terminal under Gazaria upazila, reports our correspondent.
The deceased were identified as Siddiqur Rahman, 70, a retired officer of Grameen Bank; his wife Jesmine Sultana, 55; and Abdullah Sarkar, 33, the private car driver; said Harun Ur Rashid, officer in charge of Gazaria Police Station.
Around 12:30pm, a private car collided with another vehicle on Dhaka-Chattogram highway, killing the three on spot and injuring the couple's domestic help, the OC also said, adding, the bodies were sent for autopsy.
In Jamalpur, a biker was killed and his co-rider injured after the bike hit a roadside tree in Madarganj upazila yesterday, reports our correspondent.
The deceased is Al Amin, 18, a student of Thakurgaon Polytechnic Institute in Thakurgaon and the injured co-rider is his neighbor Abu Bakkar, 19, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Madarganj Police Station.
They were rushed to a local hospital and then referred to Mymensigh Medical College Hospital.
Al Amin succumbed to his injuries on the way to MMCH while Abu Bakkar was undergoing treatment at the hospital.