Faridpur bus plunge leaves minor dead, injuring 17

FE Online Desk | Published: October 23, 2017 15:08:04 | Updated: October 25, 2017 04:26:59


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A minor girl died and 17 other people sustained injuries when a bus fell into a ditch on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Joybangla-Kanfordi area of Faridpur’s Nagarkanda upazila on early Monday.

The ten-month old victim was identified as Jannati Akhter, daughter of Ferdous Miah of Kakratoli village in Bagerhat district.

The accident occurred in the morning when the driver of a Bagerhat-bound ‘Diganta Paribahan’ lost control over its steering and plunged into a ditch, leaving Jannati spot dead and 17 other passengers injured, said Motahar Hossain, sub-inspector at Nagarkanda Police Station.

The passengers blamed drowsy driving of the driver for the accident, according to a UNB report.

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