It is crucial that the families of those who have lost their lives get some modicum of justice
Friday’s tragic incident at Laiska Beel of Brahmanbaria, where a sand-laden trawler collided into a passenger boat and left at least 22 dead, should never have happened. Yet, it did, and it was due to the sheer negligence and disregard displayed by a group of individuals who had no business being in charge of that trawler in the first place.
Firstly, kudos to the all the first responders who rushed to the spot upon receiving information and started the rescue operation. Without their timely action, the death toll could have been much higher.
However, it is entirely unacceptable that in this day and age, we continue to have such incidents which, once examined, are nothing but acts of criminal negligence. In fact, when such negligence results in the loss of dozens of human lives, it can be termed as nothing short of murder.