8 killed, 20 injured as picnic bus hits tree in Feni


Feni, August 15: At least eight persons were killed and about 20 others injured in a road accident in Feni’s Lemua Bridge area on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Thursday morning.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

A Prime Paribahan picnic bus was going to Cox’s Bazar from Narayanganj and hit a near by tree after the driver lost its control at Lemua Bridge area.

Mohipal highway police sub-inspector Kawsar told this correspondent that six people of the picnic bus died on the spot.

Police and fire service members rushed to the spot to rescue the people and injured people sent to Feni Sadar Hospital for treatment.