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Bus crashes into a tree in Barishal, 10 dead

  • Barishal Correspondent,
    Published: 2022-05-29 09:50:29 BdST

At least 10 passengers have died after a bus veered out of control and slammed into a wayside tree in Uzirpur Upazila of Barishal.

The bus operated by Jamuna Line Paribahan was going to Bhandaria in the southern district of Pirojpur from Dhaka, according to the police.

The accident took place on the Dhaka-Barishal highway in the Bamrail area around 5:30 am on Sunday, Uzirpur Police Station chief Ali Arshad said.

Police and fire service officials began a rescue operation and sent several injured people to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal for treatment.

Nine people died on the spot, said ASI Maruf, the officer in charge of the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital Police Camp.

Another victim died at the hospital, taking the toll to 10, he said.

The authorities could not immediately identify the dead, which included a child.