61 dead in Bangladesh accidents

Dhaka, Nov 29 (Inditop.com) Twenty one people were killed in road accidents in Bangladesh during the Eid-ul-Azha festival rush Saturday while 40 died in a boat capsize, media reports said Sunday.

The toll in the boat capsize at Bhola in the southern region touched 40 Sunday as rescue vessel M.V. Hamza arrived at Nizapur, 24 hours after the incident, Bdnews24.com website reported.

Some 25 passengers were still reported to be missing.

The capsized vessel M.V. Coco-4, bound for Lalmohon, carried more than triple its capacity with over 1,500 passengers. It overturned late Friday at Nizapur terminal, some 40 km from the district town.

An unusual and sudden rise in the river water level caused the tragedy.

Elsewhere, across the nation, 21 people died Friday and Saturday in road accidents when drivers of over-crowded buses lost control, media reports said.