News Desk: A ferry caught fire in the middle of the River Padma while carrying passengers and vehicles from Shimulia Ferry Terminal at Louhajang upazila in Munshiganj on early Saturday.
The accident took place when the ferry, named Begum Rokeya, reached Majhikandi channel at about 5:30 am. No casualty was reported in the incident.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation manager Faisal Ahmed said that the fire originated in a locked room of the ferry.
The ferry authorities brought the fire under control after a while and all the passengers remained unharmed, he added.
The fire might have originated from a short circuit, the manager said.