40 bus passengers injured in Ctg road accident

40 bus passengers injured in Ctg road accident


At least 40 bus-passengers were injured in a road accident on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway at Goiralar Tek area under Patiya upazila of the district on Tuesday noon. Among the injured 12 were rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital while the rests were admitted to Patiya upazila health complex , said Zillur Rahim, in charge of Patiya Highway police outpost.

The conditions of two unidentified bus-passengers are stated to be critical, hospital sources said.Police said the accident occurred when a Chittagong-bound passenger bus from Satkania upazila fell into a roadside ditch at the said area at 12.30 pm today.Locals and police rescued the injured people and sent them to different hospitals.Among the injured, 19 hailed from different areas of Satkania and Lohagara Upazilas.Police with the help of locals rescued the bus but its driver and helper escaped safely after the accident.(BSS)


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