As many as 16 people died and 30 were injured after a bus fell into a ditch in the Kutubpur area in Shibchar upazila of Madaripur, Bangladesh early Sunday.
Dhaka,UPDATED: Mar 19, 2023 10:56 IST
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
By Sahidul Hasan Khokon: At least 16 people were killed and 30 were injured after a Dhaka-bound bus veered off the approach road to the Padma Bridge and crashed into a ditch in the Kutubpur area in Shibchar upazila of Madaripur, Bangladesh on Sunday morning.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The fire service and police, accompanied by locals, were carrying out rescue and recovery operations, Shibchar highway police station OC Abu Nayeem Md Mofazzel Huq said, adding that the injured had been taken to hospitals, based on the severity of their injuries.
Several reports claim that the driver of the Emad Paribahan bus lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll into the ditch.
Madaripur Police Superintendent Md Masud Alam said the injured passengers were admitted to different hospitals.
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