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24 killed in bus accident in Bangladesh


Dhaka: At least 24 people were killed today when a bus veered off the road and rammed into a number of trees in central Bangladesh’s Faridpur district.

“The accident took place around 1.15 AM on the Barisal- Dhaka highway when driver apparently lost control over the wheels at Bhanga area of Faridpur district,” a district police officer told reporters.

The bus was heading towards southwestern Barisal carrying about 50 passengers from Dhaka.

The officer said most of the 24 people died instantly with 19 of them being men and 5 women.

Twenty-three people were injured. They were being treated at nearby facilities, some with critical wounds.

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