At least 24 people were killed on Thursday 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 a.m. 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 south-western 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.