Police have detained the driver of speedboat Shah Alam from Shibchar upazila health complex.
He sustained injuries as his speedboat overturned after it collided head-on with a sand-laden bulk carrier in Kathalbari Ghat on Monday. Rescuers found 26 dead bodies.
Meanwhile, police have identified eight bodies among 26 deceased.
They are Arju Sardar, 40, a resident of Alfadanga upazila in Faridpur and his one and a half year old son Yamin, Taher Meer, 30, a resident of Rajoir Shankardi area in Madaripur, Kawsar Hossain, 40, Ruhul Amin, 35, a resident of Daudkandi upazila and Ziaur Rahman, 28, a resident of Titas upazila in Cumilla, Sagor Sheikh (38), a resident of Satpar area of Munshiganj and Jony Adhikari, 28, a resident of Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur.
Their bodies have been handed over to their relatives.
Ashikur Rahman, inspector of traffic police at Banglabazar Ferry Ghat, said a speedboat with 30 passengers was heading to Banglabazar ferry ghat.