17 May 2024, 14:01
Update : 17 May 2024, 20:00

Five killed as bus plunges into ditch in Cumilla

CUMILLA, May 17, 2024 (BSS) - Five people were killed and 15 others injured
as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on the Dhaka-Chattogram highways in
Chauddagram upazila of the district today.

Among the deceased, two were identified as Mohammad Hossain, 30, hailed from
Cox's Bazar district and Badrul Hasan Riyad, 26, a resident of Chattogram
district. The identities of the others could not be known immediately. All
the five died on the spot.

The accident occurred when a bus of 'Relax Paribahan' fell into a roadside
ditch in Basantapur area of the upazila this morning as its driver lost
control over the steering, said Sub-Inspector (SI) Nazrul Islam of Mia Bazar
Highway Thana.

Being informed, police and Fire Service personnel rescued the injured and
took them to Chauddagram Upazila Health Complex, he added.

Of the wounded, a few were later transferred to Cumilla Medical College and
Hospital for better treatment.

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