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36 killed after fireplace breaks out aboard ferry in Bangladesh

No less than 36 other people had been killed and loads injured after a ferry stuck fireplace in southern Bangladesh on Friday, officers stated. The incident happened early within the morning at the Sugandha River close to the agricultural the town of Jhakakathi, round 250 kilometres clear of Dhaka.

The fireplace broke out round 3:00 am (native time) on Friday within the engine room of the Barguna-bound MV Abhijan-10 release that began a adventure from Dhaka.

“The 3-storey Obhijan 10 stuck fireplace mid-river. We’ve recovered 32 our bodies. The dying depend might upward thrust. Maximum died from the hearth and a couple of through drowning when they jumped into the river,” native police leader Moinul Islam informed AFP information company. “We’ve despatched some 100 other people with burn accidents to the hospitals in Barisal,” he stated.

The vessel used to be sporting a complete of 500 other people, officers stated. The fireplace additionally left over 200 others with burn accidents. They’re these days present process remedy at native hospitals, the record quoted the release management, police and fireplace provider workforce as announcing.

That is the newest in a string of maritime tragedies to hit the low-lying country in recent times. In July, 52 other people died after a fireplace broke out in a meals and beverage manufacturing unit within the business the town of Rupganj. Greater than 20 other people had been killed in a an identical incident in August, when a ship and a sand-laden shipment send collided in a lake in japanese Bangladesh.

(With PTI, AFP inputs)

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