People from all walks of life in Benapole observed a mourning day yesterday marking the death anniversary of the nine school kids, who were killed in a road accident in 2014.
Hundreds of student, teachers, guardians and public representatives took part at the rally, organised by Benapole municipality at Benapole Ball-field.
Besides, black flags were hoisted at all the educational institutions in the municipality.
Sharsha Upazila Nirbahi Officer Pulok Kumar Mondal and students of different institutions, attended the event with Benapole Municipality Mayor Ashraful Alam Liton as chief guest.
Marking the day, Benapole Government Primary School arranged special prayers and recitation from the holy Quran for salvation of the departed souls.
On February 15, 2014, nine students of the primary school were killed when a bus carrying them from Mujibnagar in Meherpur skidded off the road and fell into a pond in Chougachha upazila of Jessore.
At least 70 others were injured.