At least 5 killed in Barisal launch-steamer collision

At least 5 killed in Barisal launch-steamer collision

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Dhaka – At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in a collision between a passenger launch and a steamer in the Kirtankhola River at Charbaria in Sadar upazila of Barisal early Monday, UNB news agency reported.
The deceased could not be identified till this report was filed.Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman, deputy director of BIWTA (Security and Traffic) said the accident occured when the Dhaka-bound launch ‘Surovi-7′ collided with Barisal-bound BIWTC steamer ‘PS Masud’ in the river around 4.50am, leaving the five passengers of steamer dead on the spot and a number of passengers trapped in the steamer.
Ten passengers were injured in the accident.
Seven firefighting units from Barisal fire service are continuing their rescue operation.

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