At least 26 people have been killed in a boat accident in Bangladesh | News in Bangladesh
Five people, including three children, were injured in the crash, which occurred when a speeding boat collided with a cargo vessel.
At least 26 people have been killed after a crowded speedboat collided with a boat carrying sand in a recent water disaster hit Bangladesh.
Police say on Monday a speeding boat carrying about 36 people from the town of Tomorrow hit another boat in the Padma River near the rural town of Shibchar.
“So far we have found 26 bodies, including a mother. We have also rescued five injured people, including three children, “Amir Hossain police said.
Hossain said the bow of the cargo ship was destroyed when a speeding boat crashed into the side of the cargo ship and sank quickly.
The evacuation boat was carrying passengers illegally as the country closed off coronaviruses, said Rahima Khatun, a local government official.
The settlers and locals took 26 bodies from the water and were searching for those still missing.
Witness Abdur Rahman said there was a commotion when the boats collided and the ships capsized.
“We rushed there and found a speeding boat torn in two. Hundreds of villagers immediately started rescue operations before joining police and firefighters, ”he said.
Bangladesh is building a large, railway bridge in the country near the scene of the accident, and police say police were on the scene.
Construction work has reduced the number of boats on the river, making it impossible for many to travel on a fast-moving boat, which takes only 15 minutes to cross the river in two hours.
Khatun said the pilot of the land boat would be investigated for allegedly hitting a cargo vessel, which was a complaint at the time.
“Investigations have been launched into the accident,” he said.
Marine accidents occur in Bangladesh, an area that runs along much of the world’s rivers.
Authorities have blamed safety concerns, a lack of security at the shipyard, and a growing number of high-risk populations.
Sandbags are submerged and difficult to navigate in difficult environments, especially when light is low.
In early April, more than 30 people were killed when a boat full of 50 returned home from the central city of Narayanganj in front of a coronavirus wreck that nearly collided with a large cargo ship.
In June last year, a boat sank in the capital Dhaka after being hit in the back by another boat, killing at least 32 people.
In February 2015, at least 78 people were killed when a full-blown ship collided with a freight train.