At least 26 folks died after a small launch carrying over 100 passengers capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in Bangladesh’s Shitalakkhya river, in keeping with a media report on Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday night at Narayanganj district, about 16 km southeast of Dhaka.
While 5 our bodies had been recovered on Sunday, the Navy, Coast Guard, hearth service and police recovered a complete of 21 our bodies on Monday, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
The passenger vessel, ML Sabit Al Hasan, sank after colliding with the cargo ship, SKL-3, on the mouth of the Syedpur Koyla Ghat on the Shitalakkhya River in Munshiganj. Police and onlookers mentioned the cargo vessel fled the scene after the collision, it mentioned.
The launch was en route Munshiganj, the report mentioned.
A seven-member committee headed by Additional District Magistrate (ADM) has been fashioned to research the incident, Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah mentioned.
The district administration will give a compensation of Tk25,000 (USD 296) to every of the deceased’s household for the burial course of, he added.
The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority has additionally fashioned a four-member to probe the mishap, the report mentioned.
The launch had an estimated 150 passengers. Port Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Deepak Chandra Saha confirmed that 50-60 of them had been capable of swim within the two banks, however three of them needed to be rushed to the hospital.
Narayanganj District Deputy Director of Fire Service and Civil Defence Abdullah Al Arefin mentioned because of the storm, they had been late in beginning the rescue work. The rescue work remains to be ongoing, he mentioned.
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