8 killed as bus falls into ditch in Joypurhat; 25 injured
A passenger laden bus fell into ditch after losing its control in Joypurhat sadar upazila killing eight people including women and children. 25 people were also injured in the accident.
The accident took place at around 2 pm on Friday at Baniapara area in the upazila.
Of the deceased there were five women and three children but their names were not known immediately.
The Fire Service staffs rescued the injured and admitted them to Joypurhat Adhunik Sadar Hospital. Of them eight critically injured were shifted to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.
Fire Service and Civil Defense Inspector Sirajul Islam said, a bus of MP Paribahan was coming to Joypurhat from Bogura in the noon. The bus lost its control and fell into a roadside ditch when it reached at Baniapara area on Joypurhat-Bogura road. In the accident five women and three children died on the spot. 25 more were also injured.
He said that identity of the deceased and injured is yet to be known.