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Bus accident kills 10 Bangla cricketers

Dhaka: A bus carrying a group of young cricket players to a local tournament veered off the road and plunged into a ditch in southern Bangladesh at dawn Friday, killing 10 players.

According to a police official, five other players and officials were injured in the accident in Chittagong city, 216 km south-east of the capital Dhaka.

Four players died instantly and six others succumbed to wounds in the state-run Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

The players, from the Chittagong-based club Masters Society, were aged between 20 and 22. They are all college students.

The team was heading toward Hathazari, an industrial town outside Chittagong, to play in a tournament there.

The tournament, scheduled to have started Friday morning, has been called off to mourn the tragedy-struck cricketers.

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