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Inland vessel accidents in Bangladesh killed 3,654 in last 28 years

Since 1991, a total of 570 vessels sunk in the rivers around the country

A total of 3,654 people have lost their lives in accidents of inland vessels across the country in the last 28 years.

The fates of 489 victims are still unknown as their bodies were not found, according to government statistics.

Since 1991, a total of 570 vessels sunk in the rivers of Bangladesh. Of them, 236 were passenger vessels.

The country saw the most number of accidents in a single year in 2004 when 41 vessels, including passengers and goods laden, capsized in the rivers.

However, the most fatal year for the waterways was 2003, during which 464 people lost their lives in a single year, according to the Department of Shipping data.

 

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