World News | 10 dead and 20 injured after a bus accident in a tree in Barishal in Bangladesh

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Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 29 (ANI): At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured after a passenger bus slammed into a tree in Bangladesh’s southern Barishal district in the early hours of Sunday. The officer in charge of Wazirpur police station said the injured were rushed to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal, adding that “the death toll is expected to rise”, a newspaper reported. Bangladeshi, The Daily Star.

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. at Wazirpur Upazila in Barishal after the driver of the Jamuna Line bus bound for Bhandari lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree on the side of the highway. Dhaka police said nine people died at the scene and another died in hospital while undergoing treatment.

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Wazirpur CO said the deceased were not immediately identified, the Daily Star reported.

Md Jahangir, unit chief of Barisal fire and civil defense services, said two firefighting units from Gournadi and Wazirpur fire stations were currently carrying out rescue operations, another newspaper reported, Dhaka Grandstand.

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Further details of the accident are pending. (ANI)

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