A sexagenarian woman and her grandson were killed after being run over by a passenger bus at Parair chak area of Sylhet’s Dakshin Surma Upazila on Thursday evening.
The deceased were identified as Bibijan, 65, of Daudpur Gangpar village, and Rahat, 7, her grandson.
Sahabul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mogla Bazar Police Station, said the accident took place around 6:30pm when they were trying to cross a road.
They were crushed under the wheels of a speeding bus, he said, adding that police rescued and sent the bodies to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Bangladesh witnessed a sharp rise in the number of road crashes and casualties in August.
According to a report compiled by Road Safety Foundation, a total of 379 people lost their lives on the country’s perilous roads in 302 accidents in August, up from 356 lives lost in 293 accidents in July.