Eight people were killed and 23 others injured in a road accident at Biswambordi on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Muksudpur upazila early Sunday, Agencies report.
Four of the deceased were identified as Asim Majhi, 32, hailing from Jhalakathi, Hasan, 25, hailing from Barguna, Dipan Biswas, 18, son of Makhan Biswas, a resident of Bagda in Barisal and Nazir Gazi, 35, hailing from Amtoli in Barisal.
Mohidul Islam, sub-inspector of Sindhiaghat Police Investigation Centre, said a Barisal-bound bus of Sugandha Paribahan coming from Dhaka plunged into roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering in the area around 2:30am, leaving six people dead on the spot and 25 others injured.
On information, highway police, firefighters rushed to the spot and were conducting rescue operations, he added. The injured were sent to different hospitals, including Faridpur Medical College Hospital (FMCH).
Later, another injured died on the way to the FMCH while Dipan Biswas succumbed to his injuries at the hospital around 8am, said Ejajul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bhanga Police Station.
The bodies were taken to Bhanga Police Station in Faridpur as it is the nearby police station from the accident spot, adds Faridpur correspondent.