8 Killed, 23 injured in Bangladesh bus mishap

Eight people were killed and 23 others injured when a bus fell into a roadside ditch at Biswambordi on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj on Sunday.

Three of the deceased were identified as Asim Majhi, 32, hailing from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, hailing from Barguna, and Dipan Biswas, 18, son of Makhan Biswas, a resident of Bagda in Barisal.

A Barisal-bound bus of Sugandha Paribahan coming from Dhaka plunged into roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering in the area around 2:30 am, leaving six people dead on the spot and 25 others injured, said Mohidul Islam, sub-inspector of Sindhiaghat Police Investigation Centre.

On information, highway police, firefighters rushed to the spot and were conducting rescue operations, he added. The injured were sent to different hospitals, including Faridpur Medical

College Hospital (FMCH).
Later, another injured died on the way to the FMCH while Dipan Biswas succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around 8 am. The bodies were taken to Bhanga Police Station in Faridpur.

 

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