Five people were killed in separate road accidents in Rajshahi, Narayanganj, Sunamganj, Comilla and Dhaka districts on Wednesday.
In Rajshahi, a minor girl was killed in a road accident in Sultanganj Mazargate area on Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi highway in Godagari upazila in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Amena Khatun, 7, a Class-I student and daughter of Atabur of Jahanabad village in the upazila.
Police said Amena was run over by a Chapainawabganj-bound speedy bus from Rajshahi in the area around 11am, killing her on the spot.
Agitated by the incident, locals blocked the highway for an hour. Later, police rushed in and made the traffic normal.
In Narayanganj, a minor boy was killed as a truck knocked him down at Shashangaon on Dhaka-Narayanganj-Munshiganj highway in the city in the morning.
Police said the Munshiganj-bound speedy truck ran over Zihad, 7, son of Ujjal Mia of the area, while crossing the road around 8am, killing him on the spot.
In Sunamganj, a schoolgirl was killed in a road accident in Tokirai-Naogaon area on Sylhet-Sunamganj highway in Chhatak upazila in the morning.
The deceased was identified as Ratna Begum, a Class-II student and daughter of Sona Mia of Tokirai village in the upazila.
Witnesses said a Sunamganj-bound speedy private car hit Ratna when she was going to her school around 8am, leaving her critically injured.
She succumbed to her injuries on the way to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.
In Comilla, a man was killed as a bus crashed into two motorcycles in Korpai area on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Burichang upazila in the afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Babu, 30, son of Bachchu Mia of Mokam village in the upazila.
Police said the speedy bus of ‘Asia Paribahan’ ran into the motorcycles in the area around 2pm, leaving four people -- Babu, Monir, Fahima and Dulal -- injured.
Of the injured, Babu was rushed to Comilla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
In Dhaka, a beggar, Sheikh Adam Ali, 65, was killed when a speedy pickup ran him over in Paschim Char Beltala area in Dohar upazila at 5am. He hailed from Char Bishnupur village in Sadarpur upazila of Faridpur.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy.