5 killed, 33 injured in stampede, heatstroke at Banglabazar ghat
Published: 03:24 PM, 12 May 2021 Updated: 09:39 PM, 12 May 2021
5 killed, 33 injured in stampede at Banglabazar ghat; Photo: Collected
Five people were killed and at least 33 passengers were injured in a stampede while getting off from the ferry and heatstroke on the Shimulia-Banglabazar route in Madaripur.
The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed Shibchar Police Station OC Miraj Hossain.
He said five people died due to passenger pressure and heatstroke just before the two ferries leaving from Shimulia Ghat anchored at Banglabazar Ghat.
According to ghat sources, the ‘Ro-Ro Ferry Shah-Paran’ with passengers from Shimulia Ghat arrives at Ferry Ghat No. 3 in Banglabazar at 11:30 am. A teenager named Anisur Matubbar died while the passengers were rushing while getting off the ferry. Besides, about 25 people were injured.
Meanwhile, four more people died due to heatstroke in ‘Enayetpuri Ferry’ due to excessive heat. Among them are two men and two women. Besides, eight people have been victims of heatstroke.