One killed, 15 injured in Meghna launch collision


Munshiganj, December 07: At least one passenger was killed and fifteen others were injured in a collision between two launches in Meghna river early Saturday.According to sources, the deceased was identified as Humayun, son of Abdul Hye of village Rambhadrapur in Bhedorganj upazila under Shariatpur district.

The collision took place at Charkishorganj area in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj around 1:00am when Chandpur-bound “Bogdadia-13” collided head-on with Dhaka-bound “Manik-4, according to Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Association (BIWTA).

BIWTA said the incident occurred due to foggy weather and poor visibility.

The injured people have been admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.