• Saturday, Jul 02, 2022
  • Last Update : 04:24 pm

Barisal launch capsize toll rises to 24

  • Published at 10:39 am September 22nd, 2016
  • Last updated at 05:16 am September 23rd, 2016
Barisal launch capsize toll rises to 24
The launch, ML Oishi, was salvaged around 8:30am, nearly 21 hours after it capsized at Dasherhaat Point. Zakir Hossain, additional district magistrate of Barisal and head of the probe committee formed by the district administration, declared the end of the rescue operation around 11am. The magistrate also declared that each of the families of the dead victims would receive Tk10,000 as burial cost. Relatives, however, alleged that another eight were still missing. Thirteen bodies were recovered on the first day. Yesterday the relatives of the missing victims were still waiting on the bank of the river alleging that the authorities had not operated the rescue operation properly. Though the authorities claimed that the launch had not been registered as a passenger-carrying vessel and had no valid route permit, locals say it was carrying passengers on the route for many long and that there are more eight launches still plying on the route. Barisal Port Officer Mustafizur Rahman said: “The sunken boat was not a launch but a trawler, and it was plying on the route instead of another launch. “We are looking for the launch owner, Yusuf Daktar.” On the other hand, Ziaul Hasan, officer-in charge of Banariara police, admitted that the launches plying on the route were not fit, but they were silent over this issue for the sake of the passengers’ conveniences. On Wednesday, the launch plying on Banaripara-Swarupkathi route sank at Dasherhaat Point around 11:30am. According to the survivors, the river stream created a strong whirlpool after a portion of the river bank eroded away. The launch capsized as the panicked passengers rushed to one side of the vessel. Superintendent of Police SM Akhtaruzzaman said that most of the 60 passengers on the launch succeeded to swim to the shore as it had capsized near the Masjid Bari station on the river bank. Locals joined hands with fire fighters to rescue passengers of the launch that capsized Wednesday morning. However, strong current and river erosion had hampered the rescue operation.
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail