Bangladesh bus crash kills at least 19

NNA - A speeding bus veered off a major road in central Bangladesh and plunged into a ditch, killing at least 19 people and injured dozens, police said.

The death toll could rise further as some of the injured passengers are in critical condition, said Anowar Hossain, police official of Shibchar, where the crash occurred. The city is 80km from the capital Dhaka.

The bus, carrying more than 40 passengers, fell about nine metres (30 feet) into a roadside ditch after breaking through the railing of the newly-built Padma river bridge road, Hossain said.

The driver, who was killed, appeared to have lost control of the vehicle after a tyre burst, he said, adding that the cause of the accident was under investigation. SCMP

 

 

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