Police: 7 children dead, dozens injured in Bangladesh school bus accident
February 17, 2014 -- Updated 0159 GMT (0959 HKT)
- A school bus went off the road and into a canal, police say
- Seven children were declared dead at the scene, according to police
- Of the dozens injured, 11 were admitted to a military hospital, a superintendent said
Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) -- A bus carrying schoolchildren on a study trip skidded off a road and into a canal in southwestern Bangladesh on Saturday, killing at least seven children and injuring dozens more, a police chief said.
The seven children were between the ages of 6 and 12, and they were declared dead on the scene, said Joydev Khadra, the district police chief.
Of the injured, 11 were admitted to a military hospital in serious condition, said police superintendent Joydev Kumar Bhadra.
The bus was carrying 75 children who attended a primary school in the district, Khadra said. It was one of three returning from Mujibnagar, police said.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered an investigation into the accident.
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