Capsized Boat Leaves 10 Dead in Bangladesh

by | Sep 10, 2020 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

Following a vessel collision, a ferry capsized on September 9, 2020, resulting in the death of at least ten passengers.  The passenger vessel was on the Gumai River in Bangladesh when it collided with a boat carrying a cargo of sand.  Tragically, there were at least 35 passengers on board the ferry at time it capsized.  It is unknown how many people remain missing, as ferry companies in the area are not required by law to keep passenger manifests.

Hundreds of vessel passengers die each year in vessel accidents in Bangladesh.  Over 30 people died in June when the passenger boat they were on collided with another vessel and capsized in Dhaka.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country on behalf of injured passengers and crew members from all over the world.  Our lawyers have extensive experience in maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party.  The experienced maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.