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33 missing as bus plunges into river in Barisal

  • Published at 12:21 pm April 10th, 2013
33 missing as bus plunges into river in Barisal

 

At least 33 passengers went missing as a bus plunged into the Pandab River at Goma Ferryghat in Bakerganj upazila on Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses said the Barisal town-bound bus from Faridpur union of the upazila fell into the river around 4:30pm when its brakes failed.

Seven of the passengers managed to swim ashore while 33 others remained missing till filing of this report around 5:30 pm.

On information, divers from Barisal Fire Service started for the spot to conduct the rescue operation.