October,11, Bangladesh (PNB News). On Saturday, a boat sank in the Turag river in Savar, on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, resulting in the recovery of 5 dead passengers.”The dead bodies of 3 males, a lady, and a little child have so far been retrieved,” Khaleda Yasmin, a duty officer with the Fire Service and Civil Defense Headquarters, told Xinhua.
According to the official, the boat carrying approximately 18 passengers capsized on Saturday morning after colliding with a sand-carrying vessel in the river. On October 9, 2021, rescuers collect the dead bodies of victims from a boat accident in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Xinhua) – According to the same source, several passengers on the ship are still missing. Ferries are an important mode of transportation in Bangladesh, however, sometimes capsizing occurs due to overcrowding and bad weather.