2 killed as bus plunges into N’ganj ditch

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Staff Reporter:

At least 2 people were killed and 20 others injured when a bus drove into a ditch in Mollikerpar area on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Sonargaon upazila here on Wednesday night.

The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately, said Abdul Kaium Ali Sardar, officer-in-charge of Kanchpur Highway Police.

A Comilla bound bus of Tisha Paribahan plunged into a roadside ditch while the driver lost control over the steering around 10pm, leaving two people including a female passenger dead on the spot and 20 others severely injured.

The injured were taken to the nearest Upazila Health Complex from where five were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital considering the severity of their injuries, the OC added.

The driver and helper of the bus fled the scene soon after the accident.unb

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