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World News | Bangladesh: At least 19 dead and 30 injured in bus accident

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Dhaka [Bangladesh]China News Service, March 19 (Xinhua) According to the “Dhaka Tribune” report, a bus accident occurred in Madaripur, Bangladesh on Sunday, killing at least 19 people and injuring 30 others.

The accident occurred on Sunday morning when a Dhaka-bound bus veered off the approach road of the Padma Bridge and fell into a ditch.

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The fatal accident happened in Kutupur district of Shibchar Upazila in Madaripur. At least 50 people were on board the bus at the time of the accident, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Shibchar Upazila Health Complex is where dead bodies are kept. The same facility is also caring for some of the wounded.

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“An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the accident. An investigative body will be established,” Madaripur Deputy Commissioner Dr. Rahima Katton said during a tour of the medical center, Dhaka Tribune reported.

According to local media reports, the bus flipped into a ditch after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing and the death toll may rise. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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