At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured as a bus plunged into a roadside ditch in Nuritola area in Chandina upazila on Sunday, according to UNB.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The Dhaka-bound bus of Tisha Paribahan, coming from Companiganj, fell into the roadside ditch as its driver lost control over the steering, leaving five people dead on the spot and 17 others injured around 12 pm, said Jibon Chakraborty, in charge of Illiotganj highway police camp.
Among the injured, two succumbed to injuries at Chandina upazila health complex while 10 others were admitted to the hospital.
Five other injured were taken to Comilla Sadar Hospital.
Two units of fire brigade salvaged the bus with the help of wrecker.