At least six people dead in Bangladesh ferry accident

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A cargo vas deed a ferry carrying dozens of radical on a stream extracurricular Bangladesh’s superior Dhaka.

Published On 20 Mar 2022

At slightest six radical person died aft a cargo vas deed a ferry carrying dozens of radical on a stream extracurricular Bangladesh’s superior Dhaka.

Fire Service authoritative Rozina Akhter said they could not find however galore were connected committee the ferry.

Local media reported betwixt 30 and 50 radical were connected the ferry erstwhile the collision occurred successful Narayanganj, conscionable extracurricular Dhaka, connected Sunday.

Rescue workers from the Fire Service and Civil Defence section recovered the bodies of 2 children, 2 women and a antheral successful the water. Another unfortunate died astatine a hospital.

Rescue workers retrieve  dormant   bodies from a sunken ferryRescue workers retrieve dormant bodies from a sunken ferry successful the Shitalakshya River successful Narayanganj, Bangladesh connected March 20, 2022 [Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters]

Police said astir 2 twelve radical managed to aquatics ashore aft the MV Ruposhi-9 inland cargo bearer ran implicit the MV Afsaruddin.

Footage aired by section media showed radical shouting successful alarm and jumping into the waterway arsenic the vessel rapidly sank.

District head Monjurul Hafiz said seashore defender unit and divers were assisting with rescue efforts.

Ferry accidents are communal successful Bangladesh, with experts blaming mediocre maintenance, lax information standards and overcrowding.

According to authoritative records, much than 3,600 radical died and astir 500 went missing successful much than 550 accidents connected waterways successful Bangladesh betwixt 1991 and 2020.

In December, nearly 50 radical were killed and much than 70 injured erstwhile a ferry caught occurrence successful the confederate agrarian municipality of Jhalokati.

A ferry sank successful Dhaka successful June 2020 after a collision with different vessel, sidesplitting dozens of people.

At slightest 78 radical died successful February 2015 erstwhile an overcrowded vessel collided with a cargo vas successful a stream westbound of the capital.

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