8 killed, 29 injured in Moksudpur road accident

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GOPALGONJ, APRIL 1, 2018 (BSS): Eight people were killed and another 29 injured in a road accident occurred in the village of Bishamvardi in Dignagar union of Muksudpur in Gopalganj.

On the Dhaka-Barishal highway in Gopalganj, a bus was plunged into a ditch on Sunday early morning at Bishamvardi village in Barketla under Muksudpur Upazila.

In this incident, six passengers were killed on the spot and at least 31 passengers were injured. Later, two others died in the hospital in Faridpur. Gopalganj Fire Service Sub-Assistant Director Jane Alam said that four rescue teams from Gopalganj, Faridpur , Bhanga and Muksudpur were engaged there.

The injured were first taken to a health center in Faridpur. Identity of the only 4 persons are known. They are Hassan Miah (25) ofBarguna, Asim Mazi (35) Dipin Biswas (28) and Nazir Gazi (36) of Barishal. The injured are under treatment in Faridpur Medical College hospital.

Officer-in-Charge of Bhanga Highway police station in Faridpur Ezazul Islam confirmed the incident and said that bodies would be handed over to their families.

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