Bengali Hunt Desk: Bangladesh witnessed a terrible naval accident at 7 am. Twenty-five people were killed when a speedboat collided with a sand-carrying bulkhead at the Banglabazar ferry terminal in Shibchar upazila in Madaripur. Five people have been rescued in the incident. One of them is in critical condition. He has been admitted to the hospital.
The accident took place in Padma around 7 am on Monday. Ashikur Rahman, inspector of traffic police at Banglabazar Ferry Ghat, said a speedboat with 30 passengers was heading towards Banglabazar Ferry Ghat from Shimulia in Munshiganj. The speedboat collided with a sand-loaded bulkhead near the old Kanthalbari Ghat at Banglabazar Ferry Ghat. The speedboat overturned. The bodies of 25 people have been recovered so far. Rescue work is underway. The names and identities of the victims are not yet known.
Hundreds of rivers flowing over Bangladesh. It is the livelihood of many people. Travel, communication, trade and commerce are going on around the river. The river has given the title ‘Bengali in fish and rice’. In addition, waterways are a popular means of transportation for many people in this country. Because of its relatively low cost and comfort, many people choose to travel by water. About one-third of the people in this country travel by water. The public transport of the people of the southern part of Bangladesh means the boat. But despite so much, how safe is the waterway in Bangladesh? Shortly afterwards, small and big accidents informed him. The countrymen mourned the loss of the accident again. But how long will such a dilapidated state of waterway safety! And if many lives are lost, knowledge will return, says the common people of Bangladesh.