2007 Comilla bus crash

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
BD Cumilla District locator map.svg
Location of Comilla District in Bangladesh
Details
Date6 January 2007
LocationComilla District, Chittagong Division
CountryBangladesh
Statistics
Passengers60 - 100
Deaths40 - 70
Injuredunknown

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.

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Coordinates: 23°22′34″N 91°15′39″E / 23.3762°N 91.2608°E / 23.3762; 91.2608