A schoolboy was killed and five people were injured when a picnic bus plunged into a ditch on Rajbari-Kushtia highway at Durgapur in Sadar upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Shamim Reza, 16, son of Mohammad Shafi of Gangni upazila of Meherpur district.
SM Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Pangsha Police Station, said a Meherpur-bound picnic bus from Kuakata plunged into a road side ditch as its driver lost control over the steering around 3 am, leaving Shamim dead and five others injured.
The injured were taken to a local hospital and given first aid.
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