Traffic movement on Dhaka-Mawa highway remained disrupted for about two hours and a half following a road accident that left two female madrasah students killed in Srinagar upazila on Thursday.
Local sources said Sadia, 8, died on the spot and another girl Tamanna, 7, was injured when hit by a bus at Hasara while they were going to a local madrasah at about 8:30am.
Sadia, daughter of Billal of Kewatkhali in same upazila, and Tamanna, daughter of Malek of Hasara, were students of Hasara Al Ahsan Madrasah. Injured Tamanna was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where she died after admission. Angered by the accident, local people put up a barricade on the highway that hampered vehicular movement for about two hours and a half.
The barricade, however, was withdrawn at about 11am am as local administration officials assured them of making speed braker and giving punishment to the bus driver.