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Buriganga boat capsize: Another body recovered

  • Published at 11:37 am March 10th, 2019
Fire service and Civil Defense team on rescue mission to recover missing bodies after a boat capsized in the Buriganga River on Friday; March 08, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Bodies of all six people who were missing after the incident have been recovered

The death toll from the Buriganga boat capsize rose to six, with recovery of the body of another woman.

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

Abdur Razzak, Officer-in-Charge of Navy Police said: “The body was recovered from the river in Awlader Dock area under Dakhshin Keraniganj around 10:15am on Sunday.”

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With this, the bodies of all six members of a family who went missing after the incident have been 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 around 10pm when the launch hit it.

The navy team recovered Jamshida’s body on Friday.

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Four more bodies – Shahjalal’s daughters Meem, 8, and Mahi, 6; Delwar, 38, and his seven-month old son Junayed – were recovered on Saturday.

They were residents of Kamrangirchar area of the city, and were headed to their home in Shariatpur district.

Shahjalal managed to swim ashore after the incident and was admitted to Pangu Hospital, as he lost both his legs during the accident.