2021 Bangladesh ferry fire

Bangladeshian ferry fire

On December 24, 2021, MV Avijan-10, a passenger ferry, caught fire on a river near the town of Jhalokati, Bangladesh. The fire killed 39 people and injured 72 others.[1]

2021 Bangladesh ferry fire
Date24 December 2021 (2021-12-24)
TimeAround 3 a.m. (BST)
LocationSugandha River, near Jhalokati, Jhalokati District, Bangladesh
CauseFire on MV Avijan-10
Non-fatal injuries>100
On board500+

The boat had a capacity of 310 people, but was carrying more than 500 passengers, many of whom were returning home for the weekend.[2] The fire started in the engine room and quickly spread to other parts of the ferry.[3] Some blame the poor treatment of the boat as a reason why the fire spread so quickly.[3]


  1. "Massive ferry fire kills at least 39 in southern Bangladesh". AP NEWS. 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2021-12-24.
  2. Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche, Bangladesh: Dozens killed in ferry fire | DW | 24.12.2021, retrieved 2021-12-24
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bangladesh ferry fire: Dozens killed near Jhalakathi". BBC News. 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2021-12-24.