DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 26 individuals died and several other others had been lacking on Monday after an overcrowded speedboat collided with a sand-laden bulk service and sank on the Padma River in Bangladesh, the police mentioned.
“Rescuers found 26 dead bodies, and some still could be missing,” mentioned Miraj Hossain, a senior police official of the central Madaripur District, the place the accident occurred.
Five individuals had been rescued and despatched to a hospital, he mentioned.
Hundreds 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 people 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.