Bangladesh Boat Accident: The accident occurred on Monday morning at Banglabazar Ferry Ghat when a speed boat overloaded collided with the vessel.
Dhaka A speed boat overloaded in Bangladesh overturned after hitting a vessel loaded with sand. At least 26 people died in this incident, while many others are missing. According to the police, the boat was allegedly driven by an inexperienced minor boy. The accident took place at Banglabazar Ferry Ghat on Monday morning when a speed boat full of capacity collided with the vessel. A police officer told reporters on the spot, “We have extracted 26 bodies and rescued five people alive, but many of the speed boat riders are feared missing, so the search operation is on.” Inspector Ashiq-ur-Rehman of the nearest ferry terminal said that he had been told that the driver of the boat was an inexperienced minor boy. “Eyewitnesses and victims said that the boat was carrying 30 passengers and the vessel was carrying sand in the Padma river near Shibchar town in Madaripur,” he said. Officials said that the rescue operation is on.