Road Accident; 30 passengers hurt as bus falls into ditch in Cox’s Bazar
01:07 PM, January 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:50 PM, January 18, 2020

30 hurt as bus falls into ditch in Cox’s Bazar

At least 30 passengers of a rental bus were injured after the vehicle fell into a ditch beside the Chattogram-Cox's Bazar highway in Ramu upazila early today.

Among the victims, one critically injured passenger has been sent to Dhaka, and four others have been sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for further treatment, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports, quoting Shaheen Md Abdur Rahman, resident medical officer of the district Sadar hospital.

Details about the victims are still emerging.

Most of the victims are students of different universities including Dhaka University, Dhaka Medical College and Government Titumir College, reports our Cox's Bazar correspondent.

The accident took place in Lomba Bridge area around 6:30 AM, the correspondent quoted police as saying.

Md Kamal Hossain, an injured passenger at the hospital, said it happened when the driver of the bus tried to overtake an easy bike on the highway.

Officer-in-charge of Ramu Police Station Abul Khayer said efforts were underway to recover the bus.

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