Eight people have been killed and 23 others wounded when a Barisal-bound bus of Sugandha Paribahan coming from Dhaka, plunged into roadside ditch at Biswambordi on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila of Gopalganj early Sunday.
Three of the deceased were identified as Asim Majhi, 32, hailing from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, hailing from Barguna, and Dipan Biswas, 18, son of Makhan Biswas, a resident of Bagda in Barisal.
Mohidul Islam, Sub-Inspector of Sindhiaghat Police Investigation Centre, said the bus fell into the ditch as its driver lost control over the steering around 2:30am, leaving six people dead on the spot and 25 others injured.
On information, highway police, firefighters rushed to the spot and were conducting rescue operations, UNB reported quoting the police official.
The injured were sent to different hospitals, including Faridpur Medical College Hospital.
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