Five passengers were killed and at least 15 injured in a stampede while getting off a ferry plying on the Shimulia-Banglabazar route on Wednesday.
The incident took place at 11:30 am when a ro-ro ferry Shah Paran from Shimulia Ghat reached Banglabazar.
According to police sources, the ferry Shah Paran left Shimulia Ghat at around 10.00 am today. The ferry anchored at Ferry Ghat No-3, Banglabazar at 11:30 am. Five people were killed when they rushed to get off the ferry due to extra passengers.
Of the deceased, one was identified as Anchur Matubbar. Upon receiving the news, police came and recovered the body.