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At least 26 killed in Bangladesh boat crash

At least 26 people have been killed after a speedboat packed with passengers collided with a vessel...

👤 H K Badal3 May 2021 4:46 PM GMT
At least 26 killed in Bangladesh boat crash
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At least 26 people have been killed after a speedboat packed with passengers collided with a vessel transporting sand in the latest maritime disaster to hit Bangladesh.

Police said on May 3 the speedboat carrying about 36 passengers from the town of Mawa slammed into the other vessel on the Padma River near the rural town of Shibchar.

The speedboat was carrying passengers in violation of government restrictions during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, said Rahima Khatun, a top government official in the area.

Divers and local people retrieved 26 bodies from the water and were searching for those remained missing at the time of publishing this report.