Four people have been killed and at least dozen others injured when a bus veered off from the highway in Cox's Bazar late on Friday (Feb 8).
The accident occurred as a bus plunged into a road-side ditch on the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Highway near the Baniarchhara area of Chakoria Upazila around 10:30pm, said Chakaria police OC Md Habibur Rahman.
The identities of the deceased could not be determined immediately, told Dhaka Tribune.
"The driver of bus operated by 'Star Line Paribahan' lost control of the steering, thus the bus veered off the road and plunged into a roadside ditch, turning upside down and killing four of its passengers - three men and a woman - on the spot.
"Around 14 people were injured."
After being informed of the accident, law enforcement teams from Chakaria police station, Chiringa highway police, Harbang police outpost, and Chittagong Fire Service went to the spot and recovered the bodies, the OC said before adding the bus was carrying 40 passengers.
Traffic movement on the highway was halted due to the accident. However, traffic became normal once the mangled bus was removed from the site by a crane, he added.
Chakaria Fire Service Station Officer Saiful Hasan said: "We rescued the injured people without delay once we arrived on the scene and sent them to the hospital."