At least five people died and several other got injured after sand-laden bulkhead collided head-on with a trawler on River Dakatia in Chandpur.
The accident, in which both the vessels sank, occurred near the Mominpur area of Chandpur Sadar Upazila at around 6:45am on Monday (31 January).
The deceased are – Md Awal, 50, Md Mubarak, 45, Md Nasir, 32, Al-Amin, 35 and Nazrul, 35, confirmed Chandpur Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Director Shahidul Islam to The Business Standard.
He said that sand-laden bulkhead was coming from Hajiganj to Chandpur.
"The collision happened due to low visibility caused by dense fog over the river. Both the trawler and bulkhead sank following the accident. Total 11 went missing.
"Of them, six managed to swim ashore but the others drowned."
"Four of the dead bodies were recovered by our divers. Locals managed to recover one.
"Necessary steps will be taken upon further investigation," the fire official added.