At least 23 passengers travelling in a ferry were killed in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday when the ferry sank after a collision, authorities stated. The vessel had around 50 travellers on board when it upset in the Buriganga stream that runs along southwest Dhaka, Shahjahan Shikder, a fire service official told the media.

The dead consists of six ladies and three kids, he also added. A few travellers swam aground to wellbeing however some were absent. “Up until this point, we have reported 23 bodies and are searching for those missing people,” Shikder stated. Several individuals’ loss their lives every year in ship mishaps in Bangladesh, a low-lying nation that has broad inland conduits however slack wellbeing measures.