At the least 32 individuals died on Friday when a packed ferry caught hearth in southern Bangladesh, police mentioned.
“The three-storey Obhijan 10 caught hearth mid-river. Now we have recovered 32 our bodies. The loss of life depend could rise. Most died from the hearth and some by drowning after they jumped into the river,” native police chief Moinul Islam advised AFP.
The incident occurred early within the morning close to the southern rural city of Jhakakathi, 250 kilometres south of the capital Dhaka.
The accident was the most recent in a string of comparable incidents within the low-lying delta nation criss-crossed by rivers.
Specialists within the nation of 170 million individuals blame poor upkeep, lax security requirements at shipyards and overcrowding.
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