24 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

April 09, 2015 09:33 am | Updated 09:33 am IST - Dhaka

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.

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