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Boat accident kills 26 in Madaripur

3 May 2021, 11:51:50

At least 26 people were killed in a collision between two boats in the Padma river near Shibchar upazila in Madaripur district this morning.

Fire Service and Civil Defence sources said the accident occurred when a sand-laden vessel hit another passenger-laden boat in the river, leaving 25 passengers dead.

They have rescued five people alive and recovered the bodies, the sources said, adding:”Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.”

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