3 DU students hurt as bus loses control

At least three students of Dhaka University (DU) were injured yesterday as they leapt out of a Munshiganj-bound bus as it lost control in Chankharpool area in the city.

The injured — Md Zawad of applied chemistry and chemical engineering, Aminul Islam of Institute of Information and technology, and Ajijur Rahman of applied mathematics departments — crashed into the iron net attached to the Mayor Hanif flyover on which the accident occurred.

Of the injured, Jawad was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with a head injury, while the two others were given first aid.

Passengers of the bus said, the bus, named Indrakpur, was crossing the flyover when suddenly the driver lost control and the bus tilted to the left. The three students, who were standing on the bus’s door, hit the iron net and sustained injuries.

Contacted, the university transport manager confirmed the incident. He said the bus was overcrowded as agitating college students barred two previous buses of the service, causing many students to travel on it dangerously holding on to the entryways of the bus.


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