A man was killed and at least 20 others were injured when a passenger bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Khoajpur area of Sadar upazila in Madaripur on Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Md Sirajul Islam, son of Ayub Ali, hailing from Jhaukandi area of the upazila.The identities of the injured could not be known yet.
According to locals, the Khulna-bound passenger bus of ‘Didar Paribahan’ from Chattogram fell into a roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving one passenger of the vehicle dead on the spot and its 20 passengers injured.
Md Amjad Hossain, station officer of Madaripur fire service, said that members of the fire service rushed to the spot and took the injured to different hospitals in the area.
Saogatul Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Madaripur Sadar Police Station, confirmed the matter.