Jhalokati bus crash : 8 dead 20 injured
Jhalokati, 23 December 2014, Nirapad News : At least eight passengers, including a child, died and 20 others injured as a passenger bus fell into a roadside ditch at Biswasbari area under Rajapur upazila of Jhalakathi on Tuesday afternoon.
“The eight passengers died instantly,” said officer-in-charge of Rajapur police station, AZM Masuduzzaman.
He said the 20 injured passengers were rushed to Rajapur Upazila Health Complex and Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital and feared that the injury of several of them could appear fatal.
Witnesses said the driver of a Barisal-bound passenger bus from Khulna lost control due to the puncture of its tyre, and fell into the ditch at around 4 pm on Khulna-Barisal highway near Biswasbari area.