8 killed as bus plunges into ditch in Faridpur | 2019-08-24

8 killed as bus plunges into ditch in Faridpur

Sun Online Desk

24th August, 2019 03:32:45 printer

8 killed as bus plunges into ditch in Faridpur

At least eight people were killed and 25 others injured after a Gopalganj-bound bus plunged into a river in Dhuldi area of Sadar upazila in Faridpur on Saturday.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

 Police said the accident took place around 2:30pm on Dhaka-Faridpur Highway.

Kotwali Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge FM Nasim said the bus hit the bridge’s railing before falling into the river.

Six people were killed on the spot.

The injured were taken to Faridpur Medical College and Hospital where two succumbed to their injuries, the OC said.

Locals assisted the fire service and police personnel in their rescue bid.


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