Two persons were killed and 12 others were injured as a passenger bus fell into a roadside ditch in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur.
The incident took place on the east side of the upazila’s Mohanpur Bridge in the early hours of Saturday (February 12).
The deceased were identified as Halima Khatun, 45, wife of Mujibur Rahman at Uttarail village under Dinajpur Sadar Upazila, and Jalil Uddin, 50, son of Azim Uddin at Bijul village under Birampur Upazila.
Confirming the new, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Chirirbandar Police Station Bazlur Rashid said, the driver of a bus of Hanif Enterprise, which was heading to Dinajpur from Dhaka, lost his control over the vehicle.
Later, it fell into a ditch in front of Mohanpur Bridge, leaving two persons dead on the spot and about 12 others injured, who were later sent to the hospital.