26 killed in Bangladesh boat accident


Policemen inspect a speed boat that was carrying passengers when it collided with a vessel transporting sand killing at least 26 people, in Madaripur today. – AFP pic, May 3, 2021.

AT least 26 people were killed when a speedboat packed with passengers collided with a vessel transporting sand today in the latest maritime disaster to hit Bangladesh.

Police said the speedboat carrying about three dozen passengers from the town of Mawa rammed into the other vessel in the Padma river as it neared the main river station in the central rural town of Shibchar.


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