8 killed as bus plunges into ditch
Eight people, including three of a family, were killed and 20 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch at Manikganj yesterday.
The deceased were identified as Hanufa Begum, 45, of Charkatari village in Daulatpur upazila and her two children Imran, 12, and Asmani, 10.
The identities of the other victims could not be known immediately and 16 of them were rushed to Manikganj Sadar Hospital.
Later, Somor Ali and Anisur Rahman were shifted to Dhaka Orthopaedic Hospital and Mojibar Rahman to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Shibaloy circle Nur-e Alam said the Dhaka-bound bus collided head-on with a truck on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Pukuria in Ghior upazila of Manikganj at about 12:45pm.
Two fire fighting units and police rescued the bodies from the spot, the ASP said.
Officer-in-charge of Ghior police station Azizur Rahman said police seized the truck.