Bangladesh Maritime Disaster : Speedboat-Vessel Collision Kills Twenty-Six

At least 26 people were killed when a speedboat packed with Passengers collided with a Vessel transporting sand in the latest Maritime Disaster to hit Bangladesh.

Police said the Speedboat carrying about three dozen passengers from the town of Mawa Rammed into the other vessel in the Padma River.

Fire Brigade and Army rescue teams are on the spot, conducting search and rescue work.

Officials said, up to five people were believed to be missing. The driver of the speedboat would be investigated.