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Bangladesh road crash 'kills 24'


At least 24 people have been killed in Bangladesh after the lorry in which they were travelling veered off the road in thick fog, police said.

Thirteen others were injured when the vehicle's driver apparently lost control and crashed into a ditch.

The accident occurred in Tangail, about 42 miles (72km) north of Dhaka.

Road accidents are common in Bangladesh and are often blamed on faulty vehicles, poor driving or bad weather conditions.

Among the injured, five are in a critical condition, a police official told Reuters.

Police said the lorry was travelling to Bogra from the capital, and that most of the passengers were heading home to vote in Monday's national elections.

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