11 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

May 20th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin  

Dhaka, May 20 (Xinhua) Eleven people were killed and 41 injured in a collision between two buses in Bangladesh’s northwestern Bogra district, about 170 km northwest of capital Dhaka, the police said Tuesday. The police were quoted by private news agency UNB as saying the fatal accident occurred at about 2 a.m. local time, when a bus from northwestern Dinajpur district to southeastern Chittagong city collided head-on with a bus from northern Gaibandha district to capital Dhaka.

Eight passengers were killed on the spot and 44 were injured.

Three of the injured died after admission to a hospital nearby.

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