PortandTerminal.com, June 30, 2020
DHAKA, BANGLADESH – A security camera video has revealed the terrifying moments of how a passenger ferry, Morning Bird, sank in just 20 seconds after being hit by another vessel, on the Buriganga river in Bangladesh. At least 32 people were killed in the incident.
Moyur-2, the larger vessel which rammed the ferry, which was speeding in reverse, slammed Morning Bird. In just seconds, Morning Bird went upside down and started sinking under Moyur-2, which was still moving in reverse.
As Morning Bird was disappearing under water, some of the passengers were seen swimming ashore. People working on the riverbank rushed to the edge of a pier in an attempt to rescue the drowning passengers.
As the tragic scene unfolded on the river, Moyur-2 shifted its gear and began moving forward. The authorities seized the vessel and arrested two members of the staff. The others, including the master, have fled.
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