At least 25 folks have been killed in a collision between two boats in central Bangladesh on Monday, police mentioned.
“We have rescued five people and retrieved 25 bodies,” native police chief Miraz Hossain instructed AFP.
The collision was between a packed boat carrying at the least 30 passengers and a vessel transporting sand within the Padma river close to the city of Shibchar.
More folks have been reportedly lacking whereas fireplace service officers and locals continued rescue operations, one other policeman mentioned.
Maritime accidents are widespread in Bangladesh, a delta nation crisscrossed by tons of of rivers.
Experts blame poor upkeep, lax security requirements at shipyards and overcrowding for most of the accidents.
Vessels transporting sand sit low within the water and may be onerous to see in uneven situations, significantly when mild is poor.
In early April, greater than 30 folks died when a packed ferry with round 50 passengers hurrying house from the central metropolis of Narayanganj forward of an impending coronavirus lockdown collided with a bigger cargo vessel.
In June final 12 months, a ferry sank in Dhaka after it was hit from behind by one other ferry, killing at the least 32 folks.
In February 2015, at the least 78 folks died when an overcrowded ship collided with a cargo boat.