Divers find another dead man in Buriganga launch capsize; toll rises to 33

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2020-06-30 13:53:05 BdST

Fire Service, Navy, Coast Guard, River Police and BIWTA personnel conduct rescue operations for the second day after a fatal collision between two launches on Dhaka’s Buriganga River resulted in the deaths of 32 people on Monday.

The death toll from the fatal collision between two launches on the Buriganga River has climbed to 33 after divers found another body on Tuesday.

The body of 18-year-old Ashique Hossain was found inside the Morning Bird, a small vessel that capsized on Monday, Russel Sikder, a duty officer at the Fire Service’s control room, told bdnews24.com. He was an engine grease cleaner of the sunken vessel.

The victim’s father Ismail Hossain identified the body at the hospital morgue on Tuesday afternoon. 

Ashique had been working at the lunch over the last four years. He had been living with his family in Munshiganj, Ismail told bdnews24.com.

Navy, the Coast Guard, River Police and BIWTA personnel joined Fire Service divers in the rescue efforts for the second day on Tuesday.

Morning Bird capsized with over 50 passengers on board on Monday after it was hit by a large vessel.

Moyur-2, a passenger vessel from Chandpur, which was speeding in reverse, slammed Morning Bird. In the next few seconds, Morning Bird went upside down and sank into the water.