POST TIME: 3 May, 2021 10:33:30 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 3 May, 2021 02:15:21 PM
Boat accident kills 25 in Madaripur

Boat accident kills 25 in Madaripur

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At least 25 people were killed in a collision between two boats in the Padma river near Shibchar upazila in Madaripur district this morning.

Fire Service and Civil Defence sources said the accident occurred when a sand-laden vessel hit another passenger-laden boat in the river, leaving 25 passengers dead.

They have rescued five people alive and recovered the bodies, the sources said, adding: "Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately."