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On 6 January 2007, at approximately 1:15 pm, in Suwagazi, Comilla District, Bangladesh, a bus carrying between 60 and 100 people on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway ran off the road into a ditch and burst into flames which ignited the fuel tank, which then exploded. It was reported that the bus was attempting to overtake another vehicle.
|2007 Comilla bus crash|
|Date||6 January 2007|
|Location||Comilla District, Chittagong Division|
|Passengers||60 - 100|
|Deaths||40 - 70|
Over 40 people were killed, though some reports list it as many as 70. Many of the dead were charred beyond recognition, and it is unknown if an accurate number of dead will ever be known.
- BBC News
- The Telegraph
- The Daily Star, Bangladesh
- Malaysia Sun
- New Nation, Bangladesh Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine