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26 killed as boat capsizes after collision with sand laden vessel in Bangladesh: Officials

An overloaded speedboat allegedly pushed by an inexperienced underage boy capsized in Bangladesh after collision with a sand laden vessel, killing at the very least 26 individuals whereas many others have been lacking, police mentioned on Monday.

The accident occurred in Banglabazar ferry ghat on Monday morning when the overloaded speedboat collided with the vessel.

Following the incident, rescuers have retrieved at the very least 26 our bodies, police mentioned.

“We’ve got retrieved 26 our bodies, rescued alive 5 others . . . however searches are underway for extra as a number of speedboat passengers are feared lacking,” a police official on the scene advised reporters.

Ashiqur Rahman, the police inspector of a close-by ferry terminal, mentioned that they have been knowledgeable the motive force of the speedboat was an inexperienced underage boy.

“Witnesses and survivors mentioned the boat was carrying over 30 passengers and the vessel was transporting sand within the Padma River close to the city of Shibchar of Madaripur,” he mentioned.

Authorities mentioned a rescue operation was on.

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