DHAKA, Bangladesh, At least 33 people were killed and scores of others injured, in separate road accidents in Bangladesh, on Saturday.
Most of the ill-fated passengers were reportedly on their way back to cities and towns, after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, that marks the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.
In a fatal crash, at least 16 people were killed and 30 others injured, in Gaibandha district, 268 km away from the capital, Dhaka, on Saturday.
The deadly crash happened, as a night coach from Dhaka veered off the road and fell into a ditch, after hitting a tree.
In another road accident, in the early hours of Saturday, in Rangpur district, some 304 km away from the capital Dhaka, six people were killed, as a sand-loaded truck rammed into a double decker bus.
Eleven deaths were reported elsewhere in the country on the same day.
Apart from frequent accidents, mainly caused by reckless driving, as in previous years, run-down roads became a grave concern for the Eid holiday-makers this year
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK