No less than 25 individuals had been killed in a collision between two boats in central Bangladesh on Monday, police mentioned.
“We now have rescued 5 individuals and retrieved 25 our bodies,” native police chief Miraz Hossain informed AFP.
The collision was between a packed boat carrying a minimum of 30 passengers and a vessel transporting sand within the Padma river close to the city of Shibchar.
Extra individuals had been reportedly lacking whereas fireplace service officers and locals continued rescue operations, one other policeman mentioned.
Maritime accidents are frequent in Bangladesh, a delta nation crisscrossed by a whole bunch of rivers.
Consultants blame poor upkeep, lax security requirements at shipyards and overcrowding for lots of the accidents.
Vessels transporting sand sit low within the water and could be laborious to see in uneven circumstances, significantly when mild is poor.
In early April, greater than 30 individuals died when a packed ferry with round 50 passengers hurrying dwelling from the central metropolis of Narayanganj forward of an impending coronavirus lockdown collided with a bigger cargo vessel.
In June final yr, a ferry sank in Dhaka after it was hit from behind by one other ferry, killing a minimum of 32 individuals.
In February 2015, a minimum of 78 individuals died when an overcrowded ship collided with a cargo boat.