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Five killed in launch accident at Sadarghat Terminal

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Five people have died in an accident while boarding a launch at Dhaka’s Sadarghat.

The accident occurred at around 3:00 pm on Thursday, according to Mahfuzur Rahman Mia, chief of the Kotwali Police Station.

“Those passengers were waiting at the pontoon when a rope tore and the launch rammed them,” he said.

Two launches – the MV Tashrif-4 and the MV Pubali-1 were tied to the No. 11 pontoon with rope, the Fire Service said in a statement.

“Another launch named the Farhan was trying to dock between the two launches and the MV Tashrif-4’s rope tore,” the statement added.

The dead include three men, a woman, and a child.

The bodies of the victims have been taken to Mitford Hospital.

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