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Ferry link of Dhaka with Barisal region snapped for accident

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Pirojpur, Dec 6 – Ferry communications of the capital Dhaka with the southern districts of Bangladesh remained suspended since early Wednesday following a collision between a passenger ferry and a lighterage ship in the Kocha River near Bekutia Ferry Ghat in Pirojpur.Mohammad Shamimul Haq, executive engineer of Barisal Ferry Division, said the accident occurred when a lighterage ship coming from west-side hit the Khawkhali-bound ferry carrying nine motor vehicles around 1:00 am, leaving two people on board the ferry injured.
Sensing danger after the collision, driver of the ferry drove it toward a nearby char. A bus and two trucks with cattle and gas cylinders fell into the river and drowned just as the ferry partially capsized before being anchored there.
Passengers, however, got down the bus safely. The injured were taken to Pirojpur Sadar Hospital.
Rescue operation is going on. Pirojpur DC Md Khairul Alam Sheikh visited the spot. – UNB

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