At least 19 people died and another 12 were injured this Sunday morning when a bus fell into a ditch at the edge of a road in the center of bangladeshthe police confirmed to EFE.
The accident took place at 7:40 a.m. local time (GMT +6) in the area of kutubpurlocated in the central district of Madaripurwhen the bus carrying more than 30 passengers left the road and fell into a ditch, the district police said Mofazzal Haque.
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As a result, 19 people died, 17 of them on the spot and another two in the hospital, while another 12 were injured and have been taken to a medical center, the superintendent of the Madaripur Police told EFE. Masud Alam.
The agent specified that the first investigations indicate that the accident “It could have happened due to speeding. The bus swerved almost 200 meters from the road after breaking the guardrail”, he sentenced.
Road accidents are common in bangladesh due to the habitual bad condition of the roads, the congested traffic and the lax behavior of the drivers regarding the traffic regulations of vehicles in the country.
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Nearly 10,000 people were killed and 12,356 injured in 6,749 road accidents across the country throughout 2022, according to data compiled by the Bangladesh Passenger Welfare Association.
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