Dhaka: At least 32 individuals were suffocated and many were all the while missing Monday when a ship persisting 100 travelers overturned in Buriganga waterway. The ship was hit by a greater vessel in the Bangladeshi capital here, authorities said.
“It had all the earmarks of being a mishap brought about by carelessness of the drivers,” an authority of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) told correspondents.
Rescuers dreaded a few travelers were caught inside the ship which sank at around 9.30am with almost 100 travelers on board in the Buriganga waterway along the Shyambazar territory of Old Dhaka. “Thirty two bodies have been recovered up until now. Quest is on for the missing ones,” the BIWTA official said. As indicated by news channels, the casualties incorporate five ladies and two kids. The casualties are yet to be recognized.
The ship ‘Morning Bird’, which was coming to Dhaka from Munshiganj, overturned in the stream after it was hit by another dispatch ‘Moyur-2’ close to the Sadarghat dispatch terminal.
Following the mishap, the driver and other staff of ‘Moyur-2’, which was conveying somewhere in the range of 1,000 travelers, quickly left the scene and sought refuge, police said.
Naval force and coast monitor jumpers joined the fire administration rescuers while a BIWTA rescue transport was sent to recover the depressed ‘Morning Bird’, depicted by observers as a little bedraggled vessel, which immediately overturned in the wake of being hit from behind by the greater vessel.