DHAKA, Bangladesh — No less than 26 folks died and several other others have been lacking on Monday after an overcrowded speedboat collided with a sand-laden bulk service and sank within the Padma River in Bangladesh, the police stated.
“Rescuers discovered 26 useless our bodies, and a few nonetheless may very well be lacking,” stated Miraj Hossain, a senior police official of the central Madaripur District, the place the accident occurred.
5 folks have been rescued and despatched to a hospital, he stated.
The speedboat was carrying passengers in violation of presidency restrictions throughout a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Rahima Khatun, a prime authorities official within the space, instructed The Related Press.
It overturned whereas heading for Madaripur District from Munshiganj District, the official stated. Bangladesh is beneath a lockdown till Wednesday to curb the unfold of the coronavirus.