Road accident kills eight in Mymensingh

Eight members of a family including five women and a child were killed as a microbus carrying them plunged into a roadside pond at Phulpur in Mymensingh on Tuesday morning. The microbus plunged into the pond with a total of 14 passengers onboard.

On information, police and fire service members rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies.

The accident occurred around 7.30 am when the driver of the microbus lost control over the steering and fell into the roadside pond, Officer-in-Charge of Phulpur Police Station Imarat Hossain told media.

Police and fire service units, being informed, rushed to the spot and rescued the injured and recovered the bodies. The details of the dead are not known yet, the official added.