At least 19 killed in Bangladesh bus accident | News

Police say up to 25 men and women were hurt immediately after a bus smashed as a result of a freeway fence and plunged into a roadside ditch.

At minimum 19 men and women have been killed and up to 25 were wounded in Bangladesh soon after a bus smashed as a result of a freeway fence and plunged into a roadside ditch in Bangladesh.

The police said they suspected the driver shed handle at 8am (02:00 GMT) on Sunday and hit the railing of a recently designed main expressway, sending the bus, carrying much more than 40 travellers, tumbling 9 metres (30 ft) into the ditch.

“The loss of life toll has risen to 19. At minimum 12 folks were critically hurt. They have been sent to Dhaka Health care College Hospital in the money,” regional law enforcement chief Masud Alam explained to AFP news agency soon after the crash in the southern district of Shibchar.

The loss of life toll could rise even further as some of the hurt passengers are in critical condition, claimed Anowar Hossain, police official of Shibchar, where the crash occurred.

The metropolis is 80km (50 miles) from the cash Dhaka.

Street mishaps are repeated in Bangladesh owing to outdated and badly taken care of cars and roads, as properly as inadequately trained drivers. Fatal street mishaps have been on the rise inspite of the govt declaring it will minimize them by 50 per cent by 2030.

In July past year, almost 400 men and women have been killed and practically two times that number were being wounded in far more than 300 highway accidents in the two months all around the Eid al-Adha holiday seasons in Bangladesh.

In accordance to the Bangladeshi passengers’ welfare affiliation, a record 9,951 men and women ended up killed in road incidents in Bangladesh past calendar year.