FENI: Eight persons were killed and at least 20 others injured as a picnic bus hit a tree beside Dhaka-Chattogram Highway in Lemua area of Feni Thursday (August 15).
The accident happened around 7am.
Sources said the eight died on the spot when the bus leaving Dhaka bound to Cox's Bazar hit the tree after losing control.
Feni's Mohipal Highway Police Station In-Charge Md Shahjahan Khan confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
Seven of the deceased were identified as Apu, 35 from Bikrampur, Iqbal, 38, from Mirpur, Ripon, 30, from Madaripur, Munna Khan, 30 from Narayanganj and Shamim, 30 from Mirpur.
Seventeen of the injured have been shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for treatment, said Feni Adhunik Sadar Hospital physician Nazmul Huq Shammi.
BDST: 1237 HRS, AUG 15, 2019