Road Accident in Bangladesh: 5 killed as bus overturns in Gaibandha
10:12 AM, April 06, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:59 PM, April 06, 2019

5 killed as bus overturns in Gaibandha

Driver's drowsiness blamed for crash

At least five people were killed and 16 injured when a speeding bus overturned and fell into a ditch on Bogura-Rangpur highway in Gaibandha early today.

The deceased were identified as Reazuddin, 20, of Rangpur; Bikash Chandra Shah, 48, and Sunil Kumar Sarker,50, of Tangail; Bidhut Mia,32, and Mahabubul Islam, 22, of Lalmonirhat, our Gaibandha correspondent reports.

The Burimari-bound bus of 'Barkat Paribahan' overturned and plunged into a ditch when the driver lost control over the steering at Balua, Akeruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Gobindaganj highway police said.

Five people died on the spot and 16 others were injured in the accident, the OC said.

The driver was drowsy when the accident occurred, the police official said.

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