At least seven bus passengers, including two women, were killed and 30 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Barishal highway at Kolabari in Madaripur Sadar upazila on Thursday noon.
The deceased were identified as Hasia, 50, resident of Amratola village, Abbas, 30, resident of Pantapara village, Nayan, 30, Ranu Begum, 30, residents of Khoiyarbhanga village, and Habi Hawlader, 50, Sharif, 13, Ambia, 65, residents of Atipara village.
Kamrul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Madaripur Sadar Police Station, said the bus carrying a group of Muslim devotees from an Oras (religious feast) in Sadarpur upazila in Faridpur plunged into the ditch breaking the railing of a bridge after being hit by a truck around 12:30pm. Three passengers died on the spot.
Later, four others died after they were taken to hospital.unb