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5 killed as 2 launches collide at Sadarghat

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Published: 17:22, 11 April 2024   Update: 18:01, 11 April 2024
5 killed as 2 launches collide at Sadarghat

At least five people were killed after a rope of a launch severed while bringing another launch to the bank at Sadarghat Launch Terminal in the capital.

The incident took place around 3:15 pm on Thursday (April 11).

The deceased could not be identified immediately.

Confirming the matter to the media, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadarghat River Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said the incident took place in front of ponton no. 11. Five people with critical injuries were taken to a hospital nearby.

According to Sadarghat fire service, a launch named MV Farhan struck another one named MV Tasrif-4 while attempting to anchor alongside the latter in the terminal.

At that time, the rope of Tasrif severed and hit some of the people around, leaving five people critically injured.

The were rescued and rushed to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared them dead.

On information, high officials of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) visited the spot.