Bangladesh bus crash results in 17 fatalities and 30 injuries

Bangladesh bus crash results in 17 fatalities and 30 injuries

In Bangladesh on Sunday, a speeding bus went off the road and crashed into a ditch, leaving at least 30 passengers wounded and 17 dead.

About 7.30 am, a Dhaka-bound bus driven by Emad Paribahan lost control on an motorway near Madaripur, according to the police.

Although many of the wounded were in serious condition, the death toll was predicted to rise, according to the police.

According to Madaripur Police Superintendent Md Masud Alam, the wounded were taken to various medical facilities.

According to Alam, "the accident is thought to have been caused by careless driving and technical breakdown of the bus," according to bdnews24, a news website.

"It is thought that the wheel of the speeding bus burst," said Shiplu Ahmed, Deputy Assistant Director of Fire Service, Faridpur. "It lost control and went into the ditch and struck hard." According to Lima Khanam, duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, three fire service units are now involved in rescue operations.

They said that the names of the deceased and the wounded were pending.

The Emad Paribahan bus departed for Dhaka with more than 43 people, according to Md Sabuj Khan, the counter guy at the Shonadanga bus station, who spoke to The Daily Star newspaper.

Bangladesh has a high rate of traffic accidents because of the country's outdated, poorly maintained roadways, as well as its underqualified drivers.