A man in his early 20s died while five others sustained injuries after a passenger bus veered off the road and plunged into a canal in Sunamganj district on Tuesday morning, police said.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be established, cops said.
The accident occurred near Joykolosh mor on Sunamganj-Sylhet Road around 9 am.
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According to police and eye-witnesses, the Sunamganj-bound speeding bus fell into the roadside canal after its driver lost control of the vehicle following a collision with a car while overtaking.
Police and fire services personnel rescued the passengers of the ill-fated bus, after being alerted by passersby. While one body was fished out of the canal, the injured are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
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Sub-inspector of South Sunamganj police station, Debashish Sutradhar, said efforts are on to identify the deceased passenger.
Fire services staff are also trying to fish out the bus from the canal, he said.