Dhaka: At least 32 our bodies have been recovered up to now after a ship capsized within the Buriganga River in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Monday (June 29).
According to survivors, the boat named ML Morning Bird had round 50 passengers on board when it sank within the river alongside the Shyambazar space of Old Dhaka.
“ML Morning Bird was hit by another launch, Moyour-2, which was bigger than its size. The launch soon went underwater,” Dhaka Tribune quoted Rojina Akhter, an obligation officer of the hearth service headquarters.
“Thirty-two bodies have been retrieved so far. Search is on for the missing ones,” stated a Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) official.
The incident reportedly came about on Monday morning round 9:15 AM.
“The four-member BIWTA committee, headed by Joint Director Joynul Abedin, will submit the report within 72 hours, ” Dhaka Tribune quoted Commodore Golam Sadeq, chairman of the BIWTA.
“As per the design, the capacity of the launch is to carry 45 passengers but it seems to have carried a few more passengers. However, the launch was capsized due to a clash with another launch,” added Commodore Golam Sadeq.
He acknowledged that as a lot of the our bodies have been recovered, they’re now attempting to drag up the drowned launch and can have extra data on the reason for the accident.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed grief and shock over the lack of lives within the incident.