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Four sued over Padma speedboat crash

May 05, 2021 00:00:00

Police filed a case against four persons over the speedboat accident in the Padma river that claimed 26 lives in Madaripur's Shibchar upazila on Monday, police said on Tuesday, report agencies.

Miraz Hossain, officer-in-charge of Shibchar thana, said an FIR was filed against the four, including the speedboat owner, on a complaint lodged by the sub-inspector of River Police, Lokman, on Monday night.

Apart from speedboat owner Chandu Molla, its driver Shah Alam and two others, including a man named Rezaul Khan, have been named in the case.

Earlier, on Monday, at least 26 people died when the Banglabazar-bound speedboat from Shimulia ferry ghat capsized in the river after a collision with a sand-laden bulk carrier near Kathalbari ferry ghat in Shibchar.

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