|Published : 21 Sep 2016, 11:34:56 | Updated : 21 Sep 2016, 11:39:32|
Couple dies while sleeping as bus crashes into their home in Rajshahi
A couple has been killed in Bangladesh while sleeping after a bus crashed into their home.
The incident, at the early hours of Wednesday, has been reported from the northern city of Rajshahi.
Police said at least eight others have been hospitalised from injuries sustained during the crash around 2:15am when the bus veered off and crashed into a house.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesperson Ifte Khayer Alam said 40-year-old Bashir Hossain and his wife Reshma Begum, 35, died in the spot. "The bus lost control before ramming into the house. The couple died while sleeping."
Passenger Firoz Kabir, who has been hospitalised, said the bus lost control when it attempted to make way for a truck coming from the opposite.
"The driver jumped off by the window and the bus crushed the house before crashing into another house," said the 41-year-old.
Police said the driver and staff of the Dhaka-bound bus fled after the incident, according to a news agency.