The accident occurred around 1.15 a.m. on Thursday on the Barisal-Dhaka highway when the bus lost control and hit a number of trees, Assistant Superintendent of Highway Police Belal Hossain said.     

The deceased include 19 men and 5 women.  Twenty-two people who were injured in the accident have been taken to the Bhanga Upazila Health Complex and Faridpur Medical College Hospotal, assistant director of Faridpur Fire Service Shamsuzzoha said.

The cause of the accident wasn’t clear, but passengers said the driver apparently lost control. It was not known yet if the driver was among the dead.

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