A man has been killed and 20 others were injured after a bus lost control and hurtled into a ditch on the Dhaka-Aricha highway in Manikganj on Wednesday.
The dead, who is thought to be of 60 years of age, could not be identified immediately. The bus was carrying around 30 passengers. The accident took place around 10:30am in Ghior upazila's Joka area.
The officer-in-charge of Ghior police station, Robiul Islam said: “A local bus of Sabbir-Sadia Paribahan was on its way to Aricha from Dhaka carrying around 30 passengers. At one point of its journey, the bus lost control and fell into a ditch.
“The injured passengers were rescued by locals and members of the Fire Service and have been taken to the 250-bed district hospital in Manikganj and some local hospitals.”