Gopalganj road crash leaves 4 dead
Four people were killed and 20 others injured as a ‘rashly driven’ bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Tungipara upazila on Gopalganj-Patgati road in Gopalganj on Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Sanjit Dhar, 40 of Moksudpur upazila, Krishna Kirtania, 32 of Boro Dumuria village of Tungipara, van driver Akramuddin Mollah 55 of Nilpha village of the same uapzila and helper of the bus driver Thanda Mia, 52 of Bagerhat district.
Officer-in-Charge of Tungipara police station AFM Nasim said the Dhaka-bound bus from Pirojpur first hit a van and then fell into the ditch as he lost control over the steering around 10 am, leaving the van driver dead on the spot and 23 others injured.
Three of the injured died on the way to hospital.
The other injured were taken to the 250-bed general hospital and Tungipara upazila health complex, he said.
Witnesses said the driver was driving the bus recklessly and chatting with two others ignoring the passengers’ safety.