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Bangladesh - October 27, 2021

Ferry sinks with 17 vehicles in Paturia Ghat

Manikganj Correspondent: A ferry with 17 goods-laden trucks and around five bikes capsized at Ferry Ghat No. 5 of Paturia dock yesterday.
The accident occurred around 9:45 am when the vessel, Shah Amanat, was preparing to anchor at the dock. Md Zillur Rahman, deputy general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) Aricha office confirmed the matter.
The ferry was heading towards Aricha from Rajbari’s Daulatdia ghat and was carrying trucks and motorcycles, he said.
Being informed, the diving unit of the fire service was working on the spot, he.There is no report of casualties so far, he added.

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