DOT Desk: 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 yesterday in thick fog, reports the Daily Sun. 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.
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.