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Ferry collides with Padma Bridge again: 2 suspended, probe body formed

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Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended two staff of Ro Ro ferry ‘Bir Srestho Jahangir’ in connection with the collision with a pillar of Padma Bridge for the second time.

Those suspended are : acting master officer Delwarul Islam and wheel sukani Abul Kalam Azad.

The suspended staff will get their allowance during the suspension period as per the rule and a departmental case will be lodged against them on time, said a press release issued on Tuesday.

It also said the BIWTA also formed a five-member committee, headed by BIWTA Director (technical) Md Rashedul Islam, to probe the incident.

The other members are: General manager of BIWTC Dhaka (Marine) Md Hashemur Rahman Chowdhury, Md. Shahjahan of BIWTA, BIWTC Mawa AGM Md Rubeluzzaman and BIWTC’s AGM (Marine) Ahmed Ali.

A ferry crashed into pillar no-10 of the Padma Bridge in Munshiganj on Monday night, leaving five people injured.

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