BARGUNA, Mar 6: Three members of a family were killed in a collision between two launches in the Meghna River in Mehendiganj upazila of Barisal district early in the morning.
The victims were Taslima Begum, 45, wife of Nizam Uddin, her son Hir, 20, and daughter Zannati,7, of Bain Someroto village of Sadar upazila in the district.
Dhaka-bound launch 'MV Samrat' collided with Patuakhali-bound launch 'MV Zahid' near Miar Char in the river around 1 am, leaving the three passengers of 'MV Samrat' dead on the spot, said Sub-inspector of Sadar Police Station Obaidul Kabir.
The relatives of the victims received the bodies after the launch reached Sadarghat terminal in Dhaka on Sunday morning. ?UNB