Mother, child killed in road accident
Three people including a woman and her daughter died when a private car collided with a truck on Dhaka-Bhanga expressway at Salildia under Bhanga upazila in Faridpur yesterday.
The deceased were identified as Laboni Begum, 38, her two-year-old daughter Joynab Akter, and Suraiya Akter, 17, from Faridpur's Bhanga.
Three others were also injured in the accident. They have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
The accident took place when a sugar-laden truck that was going to Bhanga from Dhaka hit the private car in Salildia. Laboni died on the spot.
Laboni's 17-year-old daughter Suraiya who was in the car with them, died while she was being taken to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital.
Abdullahel Baki, sub-inspector of Shibchar Highway Police Station, said, "After the accident police seized the truck but the driver and helper fled the scene."