Bus collision leaves 20 dead in Bangladesh

Other News Materials 7 July 2008 20:53 (UTC +04:00)

At least 20 people were killed and another 20 injured in a crash involving two buses packed with holidaymakers in central Bangladesh on Monday, rescuers said, reported dpa.

The head-on collision occured on the Dhaka-Daudkandi national highway, about 120 kilometres east of the capital, Dhaka, a television reporter on the spot said.

Civil defence rescuer Abdul Jalil said identification of bodies was difficult because many were mutilated beyond recognition.

On Saturday, seven members of a bridal party were killed when the coach on which they were traveling skidded off a highway and plunged into a ditch in northeastern Sylhet province.

Nearly 4,000 people die in highway crashes in Bangladesh every year. dpa af ms