Buriganga Boat Capsize: Another body recovered

Sun Online Desk

10th March, 2019 12:04:59 printer

Buriganga Boat Capsize: Another body recovered

The death toll from the Thursday’s boat capsize in the Buriganga River rose to six with recovery of the body of another woman on Sunday.


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


The body was recovered from the river in Awlader Dock area under Dakhshin Keraniganj around 10:15 am, said Abdur Razzak, officer-in-charge of Navy Police.


With this, bodies of all the six members of a family who went missing after the incident were 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 the Sadarghat Launch Terminal around 10pm as the launch, ‘MV Suravi-7’ hit it.


The Navy team recovered Jamsida’s body on Friday.


Besides, four bodies --Meem, 8, Mahi, 6, daughters of Shahjalal, Delwar, 38 and his seven-month old son Junayed—were recovered on Saturday.


They were residing in Kamrangirchar area of the city and going to the launch terminal to go to their home in Shariatpur district.


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