Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mother, son killed as launches collide in Meghna

Mother, son killed as launches collide in Meghna

BARISHAL, Jan 13: At least two people were killed and 10 others were injured after a passenger launch hit another on the Meghna River in Majherchar area early Monday in thick fog. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Abu Taher, officer-in-charge of Chandpur River Police Station, and Nurul Islam, master of Kirtankhola-10 launch, confirmed the casualties, reports UNB. Jhantu, manager of Kirtankhola-10, said Dhaka-bound Farhan-9 launch from Hularhat in Bhandaria hit the middle of their vessel around 1:30am. "Two people were killed on the spot and a large part of the launch was damaged," he added. Kirtankhola-10 left Barishal river port around 9pm for Dhaka with 700 passengers.

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