Buriganga boat capsize: Another body recovered

United News of Bangladesh . Keraniganj | Published: 14:00, Mar 10,2019


The death tolls from Thursday’s boat capsize in the River Buriganga pegged at six with recovery of the final victim’s body on Sunday.

The deceased was Shahida, 28, wife of Shahjalal, hailing from Shariatpur district.

The body was recovered in Haoladar Dock area of the river under South Keraniganj at around 10:15am, said Abdur Razzak, officer-in-charge of Navy Police.

With this, bodies of all the six members of a family, who went missing after the incident, were recovered.

Earlier on Thursday, six members of a family, Shahjalal’s wife Shahida, their two daughters Meem, and Mahiand Shahjalal’s sister Jamshida, her husband Delwar, and their seven-month-old son Junayed—went missing when a boat sank near Sadarghat Launch Terminal at around 10:00pm as a launch MV Suravi 7 hit it.

The Navy team recovered Jamsida’s body on Friday.

Besides, four bodies—Meem, 8, Mahi, 6, daughters of Shahjalal, Delwar, 38 and his seven-month old son Junayed—were recovered on Saturday.

They were residing in Kamrangirchar area of the city and going to the launch terminal to go to their home in Shariatpur.

Shahjalal managed to swim ashore after the incident and got admitted to the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation as he lost both the legs in the accident.

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