11 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, July 11, 2014 | 11:02:22 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 20 injured Friday when an iout-of-control bus ran over pedestrians and then fell into a roadside ditch in Bangladesh.

Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 20 injured Friday when an iout-of-control bus ran over pedestrians and then fell into a roadside ditch in Bangladesh.

Police said the accident took place around 6.30 p.m. in Barishal district, bdnews24.com reported.

"The Dhaka-bound Hanif Paribahan bus hit some small vehicles and ran over several pedestrian and a roadside shop after the driver lost control. Then it fell into a ditch near the toll plaza of M.A. Jalil bridge," a police official said.

Five people were killed on the spot, said A.K.M. Ehsan Ullah, Barisal's police superintendent.

He said six of the injured died in the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital.

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