Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– At least three picnickers were killed and 15 others wounded as a bus carrying a picnic party fell into a roadside ditch in the city’s Pallabi thana on Friday, police said.

The accident occurred at about 9:30am (local time) when the driver of the bus lost control over the steering and the vehicle plunged into a roadside ditch near Rustompur cross dam in the city.

Of the 15 injured, five were rushed to the Dhaka Medial College Hospital (DMCH) and the others received treatment at local clinics, a local police official confirmed.

BBN/SI/AD-25 Dec10-12:04 am (BST)