Dhaka, Bangladesh: At least two people were killed and 30 others injured as a tour bus carrying 70 people plunged into a deep ditch near Tulshiganj bridge in Sadar upazila on Thursday evening.

The deceased were identified as Liton Hossain, 35, son of Guljar Ali of Bakhra village in Kalai upazila under Joypurhat district and Zahidul Islam, 45, cook of the tour bus, son of Yakub Ali of the same village.

Naogaon district Police Super Iqbal Hossain said a study tour bus carrying some 70 people, including guardians, teachers and students, of Bright Future Academy of Kalai upazila of Joypurhat was returning home after visiting the town.

The bus drove into the ditch while taking a U-turn near the bridge at around 6pm, leaving two dead on the spot and 30 others, including women and children, injured, added the SP.

On information, three firefighting units rushed in and conducted a one-hour rescue operation and recovered the injured, said, assistant director of Naogaon district Fire Service and Civil Defense SM Morshed.

The injured were taken to Naogaon Sadar Hospital, he added.

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