Bus falls from bridge, killing two
Published: 09:36 AM, 12 February 2022 Updated: 09:37 AM, 12 February 2022
Two people were killed and 12 others injured when a passenger bus coming from Dhaka fell into a ditch at Chirirbandar Upazila in Dinajpur.
The accident took place on the east side of Mohanpur Bridge in the Upazila on Saturday morning.
The identities of the deceased could not be immediately known. Seven of the injured have been admitted to Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital.
According to police and local sources, a Dinajpur-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan from Dhaka broke the girder on the east side of Mohanpur Bridge and fell into a ditch in the morning. Being informed by locals, the police and fire service rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of two persons including a woman from inside.
Confirming the matter, Chirirbandar Police Station OC Bazlur Rashid said it has been initially thought that the accident took place as the driver was asleep.