The police said that 25 women and 13 children were among the dead. Those who had gone to participate in the festival at the Bodheshwari temple were involved in the accident.
Dhaka: The death toll has reached 50 after the boat overturned in Panchaghat, Bangladesh. The accident happened on Sunday. 26 more bodies were recovered during the search conducted yesterday. The police said that 25 women and 13 children were among the dead. The accident occurred at the Bodheswari temple, where people were going to participate in the festival.
In Bangladesh, where travel facilities are poor, people rely heavily on boats for travel. Therefore, the number of people who die in accidents is often high. Last December, 37 people died when a cargo boat collided with a cargo ship. In November, 85 people died when the ferry sank.