Two people were killed after a passenger bus plunged into a water-filled ditch in Khejurtola area in Damudya upazila here on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Kamruzzaman Mahmud Munsi, 45, son of Nuruzzuman, of Sidda village, Yakub Paik, 80, of Dakkhin Damudya village and Julhas Molla, 28, son of Khaleque Molla, of Kulkuri village in the upazila.
Besides, another person died of cardiac arrest when rushed to the accident spot to rescue the victims.
Police and witnesses said the bus overturned and fell into the roadside ditch around 9 am, leaving Kamruzzaman dead on the spot and 25 passengers injured.
Police and fire service members rushed to the spot and conducted rescue operation.
Yakub died while being taken to Dhaka for treatment.
Meanwhile, Julhas died of cardiac arrest when he rushed to the spot to conduct rescue operation, said Md Mohaiminul Islam, additional superintendent (Gosairhat Circle) adding that the injured people were admitted to Damudya Upazila Health Complex and nearby clinics
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