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Bangladesh mourns crash deaths of 44 schoolboys

Bangladesh mourns crash deaths of 44 schoolboys

Many schools in southeastern Bangladesh are closed as authorities and families are mourning the deaths of 44 mostly schoolboys when the truck they were riding from a soccer match crashed into a canal.
Police official Iftekhar Hasan told The Associated Press by phone that the victims' relatives were holding prayers at their homes and at mosques Tuesday.
Hasan says the government will provide financial help of 20,000 takas ($267) to each of the families.
Police launched a manhunt for the driver of the truck who fled immediately after Monday's crash.
Hasan says all the bodies have been buried or cremated without performing autopsy with permission from authorities.


Updated : 2021-04-18 02:41 GMT+08:00