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Bus plunges into ditch in Sirajganj, four dies

| Updated: January 02, 2022 19:16:51


Bus plunges into ditch in Sirajganj, four dies

Four people, including a policeman, were killed after a bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch in Sirajganj's Salanga.

At least 15 others were injured in the incident which took place on the Hatikumrul-Bonpara road west of the Bangabandhu Bridge around 9:00 am on Friday, according to Hatikumrul Highway Police chief Lutfur Rahman.

The authorities have identified two of the dead so far. They are 54-year-old Satendra Nath Pramanik, a police inspector, and 62-year-old Sofura Begum, a housewife, reports bdnews24.com.

Satendra Nath was posted at the office of Rajshahi's superintendent of police.

The bus, operated by National Travels, was heading to Dhaka from Rajshahi when it veered out of control and struck a van before landing in a ditch, said Hatikumrul Highway Police Sub-Inspector Abdullahil Baki. Four people were killed instantly.

Fire Service and police personnel later conducted a rescue operation and sent the injured to Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital.

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