17 killed, 35 hurt in Bangladesh bus mishap

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Dhaka, April 19 : At least 17 people, including women and children, were killed on Saturday, when the bus in which they were travelling overturned on a Bangladesh highway.

Preliminary details available quoted the police as saying that the mishap occurred at Kalihati, 130 km northwest of Dhaka.

Police officials said that 35 people were also injured in the accident. They blamed the mishap on the bus driver who was driving the vehicle at very high speed. Further details are awaited.

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