Bangladesh crash kills 41 schoolboys after football match

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 11, 2011 6:33 AM

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 41 schoolboys were killed on Monday when a bus carrying them from a football match plunged off a hillside road near the Bangladesh port of Chiitagong, police said.

The accident happened at Mirresarai, 240 km (150 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka, police said.

Forty-one bodies had been recovered and the death toll may go up as some passengers were feared trapped.

(Reporting by Nazimuddin Shamoyl in Chittagong; Writing by Serajul Islam Quadir; Editing by Nick Macfie)

(Created by Serajul Quadir)