At least 20 persons have been injured in Pirojpur when a bus carrying students and teachers of a school crashed into a tree. Police said the crash has been reported from Kawkhali Upazila around 9am on Tuesday. The accident occurred when one of the two buses carrying students and teachers of a local high school rammed into a roadside tree, said Assistant Superintendent of Police Ahmmad Mainul Hasan.
The buses were heading to Bagerhat for a study tour, he said. There were 52 passengers inside the bus which crashed. "At least twenty persons have been taken to the Kawkhali Upazila Health Complex. Eight of them were later transferred to the medical college hospital in Barisal as their conditions had deteriorated," said the senior police officer.