2 killed as bus plunges into roadside ditch on Dhaka-Ctg highway
10:14 AM, June 16, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:23 AM, June 16, 2017

2 killed as bus plunges into roadside ditch on Dhaka-Ctg highway

Two people were killed and around 10 others injured when a bus plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Chittagong highway near Matuail area of Jatrabari in Dhaka this morning.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

The accident took place around 6:30am when a Noakhali-bound 'Ekushey Paribahan' bus from Dhaka plunged into a roadside ditch, leaving a 12 year old girl dead on the spot and 10 others injured.

Of the injured, five people were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where one of them was declared dead, Sub Inspector Bachchu Mia, in charge of DMCH police camp, told The Daily Star.

On information, seven firefighting units went to the spot and were carrying out the search and rescue operation, reports UNB. 

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