A mother and daughter were killed when a bus fell into a ditch at Lalpur in Natore. Nine more people were injured in the incident.
The accident took place at noon on Monday (October 26) in Lalpur upazila on the Natore-Pabna highway.
The deceased were identified as Josna Begum and her daughter Rozina Khatun of Muladli area in Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district.
According to family sources, the deceased Josna was on her way to Natore Mission Hospital from Pabna with her daughter to perform throat surgery.
Shafiqul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bonpara Highway Police Station, said, “A passenger bus travelling from Pabna to Rajshahi lost control and fell into a ditch on the Natore-Pabna highway. Josna Begum was killed on the spot and at least ten others were injured.”
He added, “Police and fire service personnel with the help of locals rescued the victims and admitted them to the local clinic. Josna Begum’s daughter Rozina Khatun died on the way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for advanced treatment as her condition was critical.”
The OC also said that the bus involved in the accident has been rescued.