At least 16 students also injured in incident
A teenage school boy has been killed and at least 16 students injured as a picnic bus overturned and fell in a roadside ditch in Kalukhali upazila of Rajbari.
The accident occurred near Durgapur bus stand area in the upazila around 3am on Friday.
The deceased Shamim Hossain, 14, son of Shafiul Islam from Meherpur, is a 10th grade student of Tetul Baria Islamia High School.
Rajbari Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Assistant Director Shawkat Ali Joarder told Dhaka Tribune that some 40 people, including school students, went on a picnic to Kuakata of Patuakhali from Meherpur on Wednesday.
On their way back, the driver of the bus lost control of the steering, causing the accident. Fire service and police arrived at the spot soon after receiving the information and sent the injured to Pangsha Upazila Health Complex for treatment.
The fire service official further said the family members of the deceased and the injured have been informed.