The ferry reportedly carrying around 100 passengers sank on Sunday evening after being hit by a cargo vessel.
Abdullah Arefin, Narayanganj's deputy director of fire service and civil defence, said that the rescue operation was complicated by a storm.
According to witnesses, the ferry sank quickly and the cargo vessel left the scene of the accident.
A ferry carrying around 50 passengers sank after an accident and at left 26 people dead, in #Narayanganj, #Dhaka, #Bangladesh. 📷 epa / Monirul Alam #boataccident #ferry #epaphotos #visualizingtheworld pic.twitter.com/XBQ51PatA8— european pressphoto agency (@epaphotos) April 5, 2021