malaymail.com 03 May, 2021 05:00 am

Police: 25 killed in boat accident in Bangladesh

Police: 25 killed in boat accident in Bangladesh
DHAKA, May 3 — At least 25 people were killed in a collision between two boats in central Bangladesh today, police said. “We have rescued five people and retrieved 25 bodies,” local police chief Miraz Hossain told AFP. The collision was between a packed boat carrying at least 30 passengers...

In early April, more than 30 people died when a packed ferry with around 50 passengers hurrying home from the central city of Narayanganj ahead of an impending coronavirus lockdown collided with a larger cargo vessel.In February 2015, at least 78 people died when an overcrowded ship collided with a cargo boat.The collision was between a packed boat carrying at least 30 passengers and a vessel transporting sand in the Padma river near the town of Shibchar.Vessels transporting sand sit low in the water and can be hard to see in choppy conditions, particularly when light is poor.

“We have rescued five people and retrieved 25 bodies,” local police chief Miraz Hossain told AFP.More people were reportedly missing while fire service officials and locals continued rescue operations, another policeman said.

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