According to the list of vessels of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC), the ferry Amanat Shah weighing 806.06 tonnes was built in 1980 with a capacity to carry 335 passengers and 25 vehicles simultaneously.

BIWTC’s Aricha office managing director (marine) Abdus Sattar said the ferry carrying 17 goods-laden trucks left Daulatdia ghat at Goalanda in Rajbari. It reached the Paturia ghat in Manikganj at around 10:00am and capsized partially.

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