Dhaka: At least 17 people were killed and
several others injured when a bus plunged into a canyon in
South-eastern Bangladesh on Saturday.
The accident took place at Shilerjhir in remote Thanchi
sub-district of south-eastern Bandarban hill districts, police
The bus on its way from Thancchi to Bandarban plunged
into the canyon after the driver lost control over the wheels
while it was coming downwards from a slope.
"According to initial reports we received, 17 people were
killed and many injured.... apparently it was caused by dense
fog," chairman of the Thanchhi sub-district Khamlai Murong
The paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) troops
have launched the rescue campaign, official said.