At least four people have been killed and 23 others injured after a bus veered out of control and fell into a roadside ditch in Raigonj of Sirajganj.
The accident took place at Simla area on Nagarbari-Bagura highway at around 4:00am on Tuesday.The deceased were identified as Fazlul Haque, 45, son of Joynal Abedin; Hamidul Islam, 40, son of Bulu Mia; and Shahjahan Mia, 35, son of Elahi Box of Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha. The other person is Ataur Sheikh, 30, son of Rahim Uddin of Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur.
All four were killed on the spot when the accident took place on the Dhaka-Bogura Highway around 4:30am, said Raiganj Fire Service and Civil Defence acting Station Officer Sirajul Islam.
The bodies were sent to Sirajganj General Hospital for autopsy while the injured were sent to different hospitals in Sirajganj, Raiganj and Bogura.