At least 14 people were killed and around 23 others injured as a passenger bus fell into a road-side pond on Khulna-Barishal highway near Dhansiri Union Parishad in Sadar upazila of Jhalakathi district on Saturday morning, police said.
"The bodies of seven women, five men and two children were so far recovered", said sub inspector Shakhawt Hossain of Jhalakathi police station, reports BSS.
The driver of the speedy bus of Bashar Smrity Paribhan with 60/70 passengers on board lost control over the steering while giving side to an auto-rickshaw, resulting in flipped into a roadside pond at about 10:00am, he said.
Hearing the news, police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot and started the salvation work with the help of the local people.
"The rescue operation is going on," Shakhawt said.