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Schoolgirl killed in Khulna road accident

  • Published at 01:49 pm February 11th, 2019
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A bus of picnickers crashed into a roadside ditch on the Khulna-Satkhira highway on Monday, February 11, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

At least 15 others were injured in the incident

A schoolgirl has been killed, and 15 others were injured, in a road accident in Khulna.

A bus of picnickers crashed into a roadside ditch on the Khulna-Satkhira highway; near Chakundia Jamia Imdadul Ulum Madrasa, in Chuknagar, around 11:15am on Monday.

The deceased is Meghna, an 8th-grade student of Shyamnagar Girls High School in Jessore's sadar upazila, confirmed the In-charge of Chuknagar Highway police camp, also Sub Inspector (SI), Omar Faruk.

According to eyewitnesses, the bus was crossing a culvert when one of its front tires struck a crack, causing the driver to lose steering control and crash the bus into a roadside ditch.

The bus was transporting around 60 female students from Shyamnagar Girls High School of Jessore Sadar Upazila.