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4 killed as waterbus overturns in Buriganga River



At least four people were killed when a waterbus overturned near the tailgate area of Keraniganj on the Buriganga River near Dhaka in Bangladesh, the Dhaka Tribune reported. The incident took place around 8:15 pm on Sunday when a waterbus travelling from Sadarghat to Telghat in Dhaka hit a dune.

Three units of the fire service and a rescue team of the Coast Guard reached the spot and launched the rescue operation. Officials said that the rescue effort is still going on. The Dhaka Tribune quoted fire service officials as saying that in addition to the four confirmed deaths, eight people on board at the time of the incident were rescued. However, several people on board the ship is still missing reported Dhaka Tribune quoting sources at the Sadarghat River Police Station.

According to Shahjahan Sardar, officiating fire service and civil defence officer (media), the eight rescued include four men, three women and a child. Brigadier General Rashid Un Nabi, director of the Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital, said the process of shifting the bodies of the deceased was underway. Further details on the matter are awaited.

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