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At least 27 killed in speedboat collision in Bangladesh

At least 27 people got killed and 5 people were rescued after a head-on collision between an overcrowded speedboat and a sand-laden bulk carrier in River Padma in Bangladesh on Monday.

The accident happened at about 7 am in morning.

The speedboat was en route from Munshiganj’s Shimulia to the Banglabazar pier in Madaripur.

The search operations are still underway to look for more survivors.

Identification of 5 of the dead has been done as per Rahima Khatun, Madaripur Deputy Commissioner.

According to witnesses, there were about 30 passengers on the speedboat.

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