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5 bodies recovered in Shitalakkhya boat capsize

  • Published at 11:47 am March 25th, 2018
5 bodies recovered in Shitalakkhya boat capsize
The bodies of five young men have been recovered after a boat sank in the Shitalakkhya River following a collision with a cargo vessel in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj district. The bodies were recovered early Sunday. Identities of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately. A team of Fire Service recovered a body from the river in Rupsi Kazipara area around 12:30am while four others were found floating in the same area around 8am, said Mamunur Rashid, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence. Divers of Fire Service have been conducting search since Friday night to rescue the missing people.
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Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Rupganj police station, said family members of the five youths, who went missing after boat capsize in the Shitalakkhya River Friday night, have been informed to identify the bodies. The bodies will be handed over to family members without autopsy if they want, he added. A group of 14 youths hired the boat from Demra for a trip Friday night. The boat sank in the mid-river in Rupsi Kazipara area after a sand-laden Bulkhead hit it from behind around 9pm, said ward councilor of Tarab Municipality Hamidullah. Five youths went missing while nine others managed to swim ashore.