facebook Twitter RSS Feed YouTube StumbleUpon

Home | Forum | Chat | Tours | Articles | Pictures | News | Tools | History | Tourism | Search

 
 


Go Back   BanglaCricket Forum > Miscellaneous > Forget Cricket

Forget Cricket Talk about anything [within Board Rules, of course :) ]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 20, 2005, 10:42 PM
AGC's Avatar
AGC AGC is offline
ODI Cricketer
 
Join Date: September 21, 2003
Location: London/Dubai
Posts: 732
Default River Ferry sinks - Again!

River ferry sinks in Bangladesh
A ferry has sunk in Bangladesh, with 82 people so far confirmed dead.

Police say the MV Maharaj had about 200 people on board when it sank late on Saturday. But according to witnesses the number was higher.

More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4281027.stm

__________________________________________________
This is so typical in Bangladesh. Doesn't the government do anything to improve safety? These ferries are always overcrowded. I have seen the ferries last year. They are SO old and don't have any safety measures whatsoever.



Edited on, February 21, 2005, 3:43 AM GMT, by AGC.
Reason: Typo
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old February 22, 2005, 01:32 AM
tiger_man's Avatar
tiger_man tiger_man is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: January 7, 2005
Location: Air Force 1
Posts: 1,303

2002 was the last time i took a ferry/steamer/launch, whatever it is to khulna....

the ferry was made in 1921 and has been running for 80 years....

you should have seen the 3rd class....it was so bloody packed!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 22, 2005, 01:34 AM
tiger_man's Avatar
tiger_man tiger_man is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: January 7, 2005
Location: Air Force 1
Posts: 1,303

Quote:
Originally posted by AGC

This is so typical in Bangladesh. Doesn't the government do anything to improve safety?
Reason: Typo [/i]
whose gonna pay for the safety improvement??

dont expect the government to do so....coz they are busy buying some Mig 29s!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 22, 2005, 01:37 PM
AGC's Avatar
AGC AGC is offline
ODI Cricketer
 
Join Date: September 21, 2003
Location: London/Dubai
Posts: 732

Lol exactly tiger_man. Buying migs with aid money and not spending where money is desperately needed.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 22, 2005, 04:48 PM
DJ Sahastra DJ Sahastra is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: July 20, 2004
Location: US
Posts: 2,847

The height of cost-cutting and efficiency!!!

Courtesy: The Daily Star

http://www.thedailystar.net/2005/02/...3__front02.jpg

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 22, 2005, 05:49 PM
Fazal's Avatar
Fazal Fazal is offline
Cricket Sage
 
Join Date: September 16, 2004
Posts: 15,874

The question is not why it sinked. The question is how this ship managed to stay afloat for so many years.

When we visit Dhaka, all is good and dandy. But when we see the reality of life for normal people, its completely different....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
BanglaCricket.com
 

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Partner Sites | Useful Links | Banners |

© BanglaCricket