Yesterday, 27 people died when it sank on Sunday, After a ship collided with another ship in a river near the capital of BangladeshDhaka, according to the official balance sheet communicated at the end of today’s rescuers.
“Today we removed 21 bodies from the ship, and the other was floating. Last night, we found 5 bodies. We have thoroughly inspected the ship and there are no dead bodies insideRafikwa Islam, director of the Inland Water Transport Bureau, told Effie.
Islamabad said that the ship’s accident occurred in the middle of Sunday afternoon on the Shitalakkhya River near the Narayanganj area. About 47 passengers were travelling and were towed ashore today.
“There are no more reports of missing persons. However, We tracked the river with a helicopter to see if there are more bodies“The head of the local government, Mostain Billah, explained that he added that at the time of the accident, another 20 passengers managed to swim to shore safely.
“We handed over 27 corpses to the family”Bila concluded that Bila had expected that, based on preliminary investigations, the ship was hit by a smaller vessel before sinking.
One of the survivors cited by the local newspaper Prothom Alo, Make sure the boat is crowdedSince the Bangladesh government decided to implement a one-week nationwide lockdown, starting today, many people have gone to villages to curb the rapid development of the coronavirus.
These types of accidents, such as ship sinking and collision, They are very common in the country, Hundreds of waterways, including rivers in the Ganges delta, such as Brahmaputra, Padma and Megna, are usually used for transportation.
In most cases, these incidents can be attributed to overloading and poor condition of the vessel.
But they have seen It has been greatly reduced over the years due to the improvement of weather forecasts And implement new security measures.