staff Reporter from Abima, Madhupur, Bangladesh
At least 7 people were killed and 30 others injured when a bus ended up in a ditch while overtaking a vehicle in Haripur area on Tangail-Mymensingh highway last night.
Amir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Ghatail Police Station, said the accident happened in Ghatail upazila around 10pm. The bus was heading for Madhupur.
Asma Akter(40), Chandan(24), Abdur Rahim(50), Nur-a-Alam(30) Ranju Ahmed(40) Moniruzzaman Sabuj(33) and Shanta Begum( 25) died on the spot.
Fire Service and Civil Defence personnel from different stations in Tangail went to the spot and launched a rescue operation with the help of police and locals, the OC said.
At least 25 bus passengers were taken to Ghatail Upazila Health Complex with serious injuries, the police officer added.
Doel Chisim, a Garo college student, from Gachabari, slightly injured in the accident.
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