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5 killed in Gaibandha bus plunge

12 others injured

WT24 Desk

Five passengers were killed and twelve others injured after a bus overturned at Jummar Ghar area in Gobindaganj upazila of the district, Agencies report.

The accident happened on Rangpur- Dhaka-highway around 2:30 am on Saturday .

The deceased could not be identified immediately.

On information, police and fire service launched the rescue operation, Momirul Islam, sub-inspector of Gobindaganj Police Station, told Banglanews. 

After confirmation of 5 deaths, the injured were hospitalized, Mehedi Hasan, officer-in-charge of Gobindaganj police station, told Banglanews.

According to eyewitnesses, the bus lost control, overturned and fell into a roadside ditch owing to reckless driving. 

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