A woman and her minor daughter were killed as a speedy bus hit them on Dhaka-Aricha highway near Bangladesh Public Administration Centre at Savar upazilla in Dhaka on Monday night.
The deceased Sathi Begum (28) was a resident of Pangsha Upazila of Rajbari District. She was a day labourer by profession, reports a news agency.
Sathi had been living with her baby girl Lamiya Akter at Ganda Mahalla under Savar municipality since separation with her husband recently.
Savar Model Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge Mohsinul Kadir said the accident happened with the bus hitting the woman crossing the road with her child on the lap, leaving both of them dead on the spot.
Efforts are on to seize the bus and arrest its driver, he said, adding that the bodies have been recovered and sent to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.