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Eleven killed, 35 injured in Bangladesh bus crash

Written by: Staff

DHAKA, June 4 (Reuters) At least 11 people were killed and 35 others injured today when a bus skidded off a highway and fell into a ditch in Bangladesh, police said.

''The speeding bus hit a roadside tree and then fell into a ditch at Mandartala early in the morning,'' said a police officer at Jessore, 275 km southwest of the capital Dhaka.

The bus with some 50 passengers was heading to southern Bagerhat district town from Dhaka.

Reuters SY GC1138

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