Agitated people of the district vandalised six buses and blocked the Daulatdia-Khulna Highway for hours after two schoolgirls were killed in a road crash in Kenalghat area of Dauladia.
The deceased were identified as Chandni Aktar, 15, daughter of Salam Pramanik of Jodu Fakirpara area in Dauladia union and Jakia Aktar Keya, 15, daughter of Jamal Bepari of Mollapara of same union, students of Dauladia Model High School.
The accident took place when a Jashore-bound bus of ‘Eagle Paribahan’ hit them while they were crossing the highway, leaving Chandni dead on the spot and injuring Keya severely, according to witnesses.
Later, Keya died at a local hospital.
After the accident agitated mob blocked the highway and vandalised six buses and torched a bus of ‘Golden Line’ injuring a number of its passengers.
Later, members from local Fire Service and Civil Defence station rushed there and doused the flame.unb