At least two people were killed and 15 others injured after a bus crashed into a roadside tree in Fakirhat upazila on Tuesday morning.
One of the deceased was identified as Monir Mollik, 24.
Both of them died on the spot when the driver of the Khulna-bound bus from Dhaka lost its control and crashed into the tree near the Palerhat area of the busy Khulna-Mawa highway around 10am, said Sheikh Abul Hasan, in charge of Mollahat highway police outpost.
On information, police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies. Of the injured, 10 were rushed to Fakirhat upazila health complex and Khulna Medical College and Hospital, he said.
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The bus has been seized but its driver and his assistant managed to flee, the officer added.
Fakirhat upazila executive officer Manowar Hossain said, "Drivers are advised to control the speed of their vehicles. Reckless driving leads to so many accidents.”
Road accidents are common in Bangladesh.
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At least 2,329 people, including 291 women and 381 children, were killed and 4,361 others injured in 2,159 road accidents across the country in the first half of the current year, says a new report by the Road Safety Foundation.
The road accidents occurred on highways, and national, inter-district and regional roads between January 1 and June 30 across the country.