Launch capsize: Death toll rises to 26

News Desk
5 April 2021, Mon
Published: 02:24

Launch capsize: Death toll rises to 26

The death toll of Sunday's ferry sinking in the Shitalakkhya River has risen to 26 Monday afternoon, after another 21 bodies were retrieved, according to media reports.

Senior duty officer of the Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters Ershad Hossain said to the media that the bodies of the victims, including children and women, were recovered from the river.

Five of the bodies were recovered on Sunday while the Navy, Coast Guard, fire service and police recovered a total of 21 bodies on Monday, he said.

On the other hand, two probe bodies have been formed as the small launch with more than 100 people on board sank after colliding with a cargo vessel in the Shitalakkhya River.