11 dead in Bangladesh boat accident

11 people have died after a boat capsized in a river in Bangladesh.

11 dead in Bangladesh boat accident
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
At least 11 people have died and about 30 are missing after a boat capsized in a river in north-eastern Bangladesh on Monday night. 

The incident happened in the Surma river in Sunamgonj at 9pm after a fire started in the boat's kitchen room. 

All but one of the victims was unidentifiable because of the severity of the burns. 

Witnesses said the engine-run boat, carrying 100 people including 20 women and children, was going to another district from Sunamgonj at 8pm.

Forty people were injured while a large number of passengers managed to save their lives by jumping out of the burning boat.  

Most of the passengers worked as stone collectors in the district. 

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