A schoolboy was killed and eight of his friends were injured as a human hauler carrying them plunged into a canal in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj today.
The deceased was identified as Nayeem Hossain (16), a class VII student of local Duptara Central Correction High School and son of Idris Ali of Bajbi village in the upazila, reports our Narayanganj correspondent.
Shamim Al Mamun, sub-inspector of Araihazar Police Station, said the accident occured this noon when the nine boys, including Nayeem, on a human hauler (Nosimon) were going to Bishnandi ferry ghat to swim in a river.
The human hauler fell into a canal in Jalakandi intersection after its driver lost control over the steering, leaving Nayeem dead on the spot and eight others injured.
Three of the injured were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said the police official, adding that the rest of the injured were given first aid.