July 2, 2022

One killed in a head-on collision between two ferries in the middle Padma

A pickup van driver was killed and something like 10 others were harmed in a late night crash between two ships close to Jajira in Shariatpur.

The episode occurred close to Shariatpur Turning on the Shimulia-Majhirkandi ship course around 3pm on Saturday, said ASI Shakhawat Hossain of Louhjong Police Station.

As per BIWTC authorities, the ship Sufia Kamal was going with 30 vehicles from Majhirkandi in Shariatpur (Sattar Madbar Mangalmajhi Ghat) to Shimulia Ghat in Munshiganj. Then again, there were 34 vehicles on the ship Begum Rokeya from Shimulia to Majhirkandi.

The two ships had multiple hundred travelers. Two boats impacted head-on close to Shariatpur Turning on the Padma River. Afterward, the two ships arrived at their particular objections in harmed condition.

The drivers of the two ships said that they were laying down with the obligation in the possession of the subsequent expert. The matter is being examined, said ASI Shakhawat.
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He said the name of the dead pickup driver. Khokon (40), home in Kanthalia of Jhalokati area. His vehicle was a ship Sufia Kamal. His body was kept at the ship terminal number three in Shimulia.

Another driver is missing in the wake of falling into the Padma. Harmed pieces of both the ships were contorted in a head-on impact with extraordinary speed. Something like five confidential vehicles on board the ship Rokeya were harmed.

Ship Begum Rokeya Master Mintu Ranjan Das said her ship was coming downstream, and Sufia Kamal was going upstream. At the point when the mishap occurred, he was resting, the associate expert was driving the ship.

“Sufia Kamal was told to pause, however they didn’t stand by. The ship couldn’t be constrained by pulling the water despite the fact that the speed was diminished while sliding. ”

Ship Sufia Kamal’s lord Mohammad Hassan additionally says he was snoozing with the subsequent expert in control.

“The ship couldn’t be controlled because of solid flows at Shariatpur Turning. One of the drivers on the ship kicked the bucket. ”

ASI Shakhawat said, “After the mishap, the two ships had the option to secure at their individual objections. It saved the existences of a lot more travelers. “