2 killed as picnic bus slams lorry
Two people were killed and four others injured as a bus carrying picnickers smashed into a lorry from behind on Khulna-Bagerhat highway in Bagerhat early yesterday.
The two dead are Garib Ullah, 40, and Kibria, 22, passengers of the bus that was heading towards Shaat Gombuj Mosque.
Sardar Masudur Rahman, deputy assistant director of Bagerhat fire service, said Garib died on the spot while Kibria breathed his last at Khulna Medical College Hospital.
The accident occurred around 5:30am.
The injured were receiving treatment at different hospitals, he added.
Mahtab Uddin, officer-in-charge of Bagerhat Model Police Station, said the bodies would be handed over to families within the earliest possible time.
Laltu, passenger of the bus, said all the victims were residents of Tribeni village at Shailakupa upazila in Jhenidah.