Bus crash kills 27, injures 40 in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 18:05

Dhaka: At least 27 people were killed and 40 injured on Sunday as two crowded buses collided head on in central Faridpur district in southwestern Bangladesh, officials and witnesses said.
Faridpur`s police chief Awlad Ali, who was reached here by phone, confirmed 25 deaths saying 21 of them died instantly while witnesses and journalists from the scene reported 27 deaths.

"At least 40 people are being treated at different facilities in Faridpur and conditions of several of them are critical," Ali said.

The state-run BSS news agency quoting deputy commissioner Helal Uddin the accident took place as a Dhaka bound bus from central Madaripur district collided head on with another bus going to southwestern Barisal from the capital.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 18:05

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