He told that after the inauguration of Padma Bridge, this is the worst accident on the expressway. The bus accident is believed to have happened due to technical fault and over speeding, he said.
At least 19 passengers were killed and 30 others injured when a speeding bus plunged into a gorge in Bangladesh on Sunday. The officers provided this information. Superintendent of Police Mohammad Masood Alam said that the Dhaka-bound bus operated by Emad Transport went out of control on an expressway at Madaripur in Shibchar around 8.45 am. He told that after the inauguration of Padma Bridge, this is the worst accident on the expressway. The bus accident is believed to have happened due to technical fault and over speeding, he said.
Madaripur Deputy Commissioner Rahima Khatoon said bodies of 14 people were recovered from the spot, but three others died on the way to the hospital. According to the Deputy Commissioner, many of the injured were in critical condition and were admitted to Shibchar Upazila Health Complex and Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment, but doctors declared two more dead. It is believed that the bus went out of control after one of its tires got punctured, said Shiplu Ahmed, deputy assistant director of fire services and civil defense in Faridpur. After this fell into the ditch.
Deputy Commissioner Rahima Khatoon said that a committee has been constituted to probe the incident and it will submit its report within two days. He said that 25,000 taka would be given to the families of the dead and 5,000 taka to the injured. Shonadanga bus station official Mohammad Sabuj Khan said that there were more than 43 passengers in the bus.
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