Five killed as school's picnic bus overturns in Jessore

At least five persons, including two schoolgirls, have died and 40 others been injured when a school's picnic bus overturned in Jessore's Chougachha.

Published : 25 Jan 2017, 08:53 PM
Updated : 25 Jan 2017, 08:53 PM

The accident occurred at Danbaksho of Andharkot village around 9:30pm on Wednesday when the picnickers were on their way to Dinajpur, Chougachha Police Station OC Moshiur Rahman said.

He identified the deceased besides the two girls as Ramkrishnapur High School teacher Juhurul Islam, driver's helper 'Milon', and a shopkeeper. The bodies were kept at the Upazila Health Complex.

The injured could not be identified immediately. They were being treated at several local hospitals.

OC Moshiur said the locals and Fire Service officials recovered the bus from a ditch around 10:30pm.

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