23 Die In Bangladesh Ferry Accident: Emergency Services: The Morning Fowl vessel was hit by one other ferry at Farashganj (Representational)
23 Die In Bangladesh Ferry Accident: Emergency Services
Twenty-three folks died and dozens extra have been lacking on Monday after a ferry capsized within the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision with one other vessel, rescue officers stated.
“We’ve thus far recovered 23 our bodies from the sunken ferry,” hearth brigade official Enayet Hossain informed AFP.
“There have been 50 folks on board… Our rescue divers are nonetheless looking,” she stated.
The Morning Fowl vessel was hit by one other ferry at Farashganj, simply metres (yards) from the nation’s largest river port Sadarghat.
A number of witnesses informed native tv stations that the boat was carrying greater than 50 folks, with many caught in cabins.
Ferry accidents are frequent in Bangladesh on account of poor security requirements within the nation’s many shipyards. The ferries are sometimes overcrowded and sink in unhealthy climate.
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