At least ten people were killed in road accidents in five districts on Wednesday.
According to reports reaching UNB news desk – two teenage boys were crushed under the wheels of a truck at Kaijuri of Faridpur Sadar upazila in the afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Babu Molla, 12, son of Faruk Sheikh and Asif Hossain, 13, son of late Abdur Sardar of the area. They both were students of Bangram High School.
Nazrul Islam, sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station, said the incident took place when the duo was returning home from school on a motorcycle.
A truck rammed into their motorcycle near the school around 4:30pm, leaving them dead on the spot. Later, angered students caught the truck and set it on fire, he said.
In Chattogram, four people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a pickup van on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Banshbaria in Sitakunda upazila in early hours.
The deceased were identified as Fazlu Bepary, 60, Hannan, 42, Nurul Amin, 55 and CNG Driver Siraj Saiyyal, 25.
The accident took place around 4:45am when a stone-laden truck from Dhaka hit the Dhaka-bound green chilli-laden pickup van, leaving three people dead on the spot, said in-charge of Kumira Highway police camp Sub-Inspector Mohammad Abdullah.
On information, police recovered the bodies while the injured were taken to Sadar Hospital, he said.
Siraj was referred to Dhaka for better treatment but he succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital around 2pm, the SI added.
Traffic movement on the busy road remained halted for a while after the accident.
In Rajshahi, two schoolboys were killed and another was injured after being run over by a microbus at Sadhurmor area in Godagari upazila in the morning.
The deceased were identified as Abdur Alim Sohag, 12, son of Hamidur Rahman and Sumon, 11, son of Alamgir Hossain of Ratahari area of the upazila. They were fifth graders at Ratahari Brac School.
Khairul Islam, officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station, said they were going to school when a microbus hit their bicycle around 9:45am, leaving Sohag and Sumon dead on the spot and another injured.
On information, police recovered the bodies, the OC said.
In Panchagarh, a man – Mokles alias Bachchu, 40, son of Eunus Ali of Bakshipara village - was killed as a trolley hit his bicycle at Tunir Hat in Sadar upazila at afternoon.
Abu Aksad Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said a sugarcane-laden-trolley hit his bicycle when he along with his son Jewel was returning home.
Mokles died on the spot while the son sustained injuries. On information, firefighters recovered the body and took Jewel to the Sadar Hospital.
In Chapainawabganj, a woman – Jahanara Begum, 50, wife of Badal of Radhanagar – was killed in a road accident in Gomastapur Upazila.
Jashim Uddin, officer-in-charge of Gomastapur Police Station, said a truck hit the rickshaw Jahanara was on, leaving her dead on the spot.