DHAKA, Bangladesh — No less than 26 individuals died and a number of other others had been lacking on Monday after an overcrowded speedboat collided with a sand-laden bulk provider and sank on the Padma River in Bangladesh, the police mentioned.
“Rescuers discovered 26 lifeless our bodies, and a few nonetheless might be lacking,” mentioned Miraj Hossain, a senior police official of the central Madaripur District, the place the accident occurred.
5 individuals had been rescued and despatched to a hospital, he mentioned.
Lots of of individuals die annually in ferry accidents in Bangladesh, a low-lying nation that has intensive inland waterways and lax security requirements.
It was the second deadly maritime accident in a single month. On April 4, a collision between a cargo ship and a small ferry killed 27 individuals and left greater than a dozen others swimming for his or her lives in central Bangladesh, the newest in an extended historical past of disasters on the nation’s closely trafficked waterway.