A launch carrying more than 50 passengers sank in the Buriganga river near Shyambazar area of the capital this morning. The bodies of 32 people including women and children have been recovered in the incident. The incident took place around 7:30 am on Monday. Launch sinks in Buriganga 32 bodies recovered
The bodies of 21 men, eight women and three children were recovered in the tragic launch accident, according to the Fire Service and Civil Defense.
Director-General of Fire Services (DG) Brigadier General Sajjad Hossain confirmed the information to the media from the spot on Monday (June 29).
Meanwhile, the rescue ship Pratya did not reach the spot even in the afternoon of the launch sinking. It is learned that the rescue ship Pratya left
Narayanganj immediately after the accident but got stuck under the Postagola bridge on its way to the spot. Hafizur Rahman, deputy director of the fire service, said the death toll could rise further.
Navy and fire service divers are conducting rescue operations until the last news is received.
Launch sinks in Buriganga 32 bodies recovered
The dead have so far included 25 men, five women and two children. Meanwhile, the accused launch has been detained. However, the driver escaped. The sunken Morning Bird launch, on the other hand, has been identified.
Rozina Akhter, duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters, said the launch sank near the Comilla dock area. Fire service divers are searching the scene.
According to local sources, the launch of Mayur 2 sank the Morning Bird launch with about 60 passengers.
As seen in a video obtained from the scene, the launch named Mayur 2 came from behind and pushed the Morning Bird launch. Later, the Morning Bird launch sank and capsized. As a result, the passengers on the launch have no chance to get out. Most people got stuck in the launch and died.
News Source: Dainik Sangram