10 Killed as Bangladesh Bus Plunges into Ditch
At least 10 people, three of them children, were killed and others were injured Wednesday when a passenger bus fell into a flooded ditch in eastern Bangladesh, the official BSS news agency reported.
All 10 died immediately when the bus plunged into the ditch, which was filled with monsoon rain water, on a highway in the Comilla district, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Dhaka, the agency said.
The dead also included three women, while another woman and a child were in a critical condition. Some of the injured were rushed to a local hospital, while others were taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
On Monday, 10 people were killed when a bus was rammed by a truck in the northeast of the country.
Last month at least 12 people were killed and 35 others injured in road crashes.
Bangladesh has the worst record of road accidents in South Asia, blamed on speeding and unqualified drivers – DHAKA (AFP)