At least 30 people were injured as two launches collided in the Maghna River near Katpatti Launchghat in Sadar upazila of Munshinganj district on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Dhaka-bound launch 'MV Karnaphuli-14' crashed into 'MV Imam Hasan' coming from Chandpur launchghat around 8am, said Jahid Tareque, a staff of 'MV Imam Hasan'.

Passengers started jostling inside the launches that left 30 of them injured, he said.

'MV Imam Hasan' launch was damaged badly following the collision as it was a small one.

The collision took place due to poor visibility caused by fog, said Hares Miah, 'MV Imam Hasan' supervisor.

Chandpur river police station officer-in-charge Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan said the launches started for their respective destinations after about one hour.

The injured passengers received treatment at a local hospital.

Advertisement