A ferry has yet again hit pillar No 10 of the Padma Bridge.
The ferry titled Kakoli, on the way from Banglabazar Ghat in Madaripur to Shimulia Ghat in Munshiganj, hit pillar No 10 of the Padma Bridge at around 6:45am on Friday.
Apart from this one, Padma Bridge have suffered a loss of pile caps as three ferries hit pillars 10, 16 and 17 in the last two months.
Earlier on Tuesday, the BIWTC banned plying of ferries with heavy vehicles on Shimulia-Banglabazar route as two accidents occurred within three weeks. On Monday, a Ro Ro ferry ‘Birshreshtha Jahangir’ hit pillar no. 10 of the bridge.
On July 23, another Ro Ro ferry, Shahjalal, struck pillar no 17 of the bridge and on July 20 Ro Ro ferry Shah Makhdum also collided with pillar no 16.