At least ten passengers died as a passenger bus hit a roadside tree in Uzirpur Upazila of Barishal. Twenty others were injured in the accident and are now undergoing treatment in hospital.
The bus, operated by Jamuna Line Paribahan, was going to Bhandaria in the southern district of Pirojpur from Dhaka, according to the police.
The accident took place on the Dhaka-Barishal highway in Bamrail area around 5:30am on Sunday. The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.
Police and fire service officials began a rescue operation and sent 20 injured people to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal for treatment.
"The driver of the bus lost his control over the steering and hit a roadside tree when the bus reached Bamrail area, leaving ten people dead on the spot and 20 others injured", said OC Ali Arshad of Wazirpur Police Station.