5 killed as bus overturns in Gaibandha
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.