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Eight die as bus plunges into ditch in Gopalganj

April 02, 2018 00:00:00

GOPALGANJ, Apr 1 (UNB): Eight people were killed and 23 others injured in a road accident at Biswambordi on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila early Sunday.

Four of the deceased were identified as Asim Majhi, 32, hailing from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, hailing from Barguna, Dipan Biswas, 18, son of Makhan Biswas, a resident of Bagda in Barisal and Nazir Gazi, 35, hailing from Amtoli in Barisal.

Mohidul Islam, sub-inspector of Sindhiaghat Police Investigation Centre, said 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 2:30am, leaving six people dead on the spot and 25 others injured.

On information, highway police, firefighters rushed to the spot and conducted 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 8am, said Ejajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Police Station.

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