Bus crash kills 11 opposition activists in Bangladesh

Eleven activists of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party were killed and 35 others were injured Saturday as a bus carrying them collided head on with a truck in southwestern Khulna.

Updated: Apr 18, 2010, 18:52 PM IST

Dhaka: Eleven activists of the opposition
Bangladesh Nationalist Party were killed and 35 others were
injured Saturday as a bus carrying them collided head on with a
truck in southwestern Khulna.

The bus was carrying BNP workers to Khulna from western
Narail district for a party rally due to be addressed by
opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia later
Sunday.

"Nine people were killed instantly while the other two
succumbed to their wounds while being rushed to a hospital,"
police official reached here by phone told a news agency.

Television channels said at least three of the injured
opposition activists were struggling for life with critical
injuries at Khulna Medical College Hospital.

PTI