Chandpur: Three people, including a six-year-old child, were killed and 10 others injured in a head-on collision between two launches at Boro Station Molehead area in the River Meghna early Tuesday.
The dead were identified as-- Shahana Begum, 65, Rupa, 27, and Abrar Shakil, 6.
Witnesses said, MV Parabat-9 collided with Dhaka-bound MV Sundarban-8 in the area around 1:30am, leaving one dead on the spot..
Chandpur General Hospital sources said, Shakil and Rupa died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Md Mobarak Hossain, port and transport officer of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) in Chandpur, said the injured were rushed to Chandpur General Hospital and Dhak Medical College Hospital.