Bus falls into ditch, kills 8 in Madaripur

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Madaripur, Mar 28:  At least eight people were dead after a bus veered off and fell into a ditch in Madaripur Sadar on Thursday.The incident took place at Kalabari on Dhaka-Barishal highway around 12:30pm, halting traffic on the highway until last reported.

The bus was heading for Madaripur from an Islamic programme in Faridpur.

Madaripur police Superintendent Subrata Kumar Hawladar told reporters that  the bus tried to avoid collision with a truck.

“Four people were killed on the spot. Three others were declared dead at Madaripur General Hospital,” he added.

The victims were identified as Habi Hawladar, 50, Abbas Khan, 32, Hasia Begum, 65, Hasan, 14, Akkas, 40, Nayan, 27, and Sayem, 25.

They were all from Madaripur Sadar.