At least 2 people have died and 20 others were injured when a bus slid off a driveway, plunging into a roadside ditch Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia district on Wednesday afternoon.
The driver of the bus, Nayon Hosen, 32 and Zafor, the helper of the bus has been identified as the deceased.
First responders said the accident took place around 2.30pm when a Douladia bound bus lost control over the steering soon after its try rod tore up near at Mas-Ud-Rumi bridge in Lahinipara area and overturned into the ditch, leaving the duo dead on the spot and 20 others injured.
The injured were taken to Kushtia General Hospital and the dead to its morgue for autopsy, said OC of Kumarkhali Police Station Abdul Khalek, adding that a firefighting unit is working to recover the bus.
One of the injured is in critical condition, according to the doctor on duty.