The ferry lying half-submerged in the Padma River in Paturia of Manikganj could not be pulled out from the river on Thursday, the second day of the accident.
Nazrul Islam Misha, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) confirmed it to the Daily Sun Thursday evening.
The officer said that rescue vessel Hamza was working to pull out the ferry and the vessel Prottoy was coming to the spot to take part in the operation.
A probe committee formed by Shipping Ministry visited the spot on Thursday to establish the cause of the accident, he added.
Besides, a sub-committee was formed in a parliamentary standing committee meeting on Thursday to look into the incident.
Former Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, also a valiant freedom fighter, is made the convener of the committee, said a press release of Secretariat of Parliament.
Three Members of Parliament (MPs) -- Ranajit Kumar Roy, Dr Shamil Uddin Ahmed Shimul and Aslam Hossain Saudagar – are the members of the sub-committee.