A man died after felling in the Buriganga River while boarding a launch at capital's Sadarghat area this afternoon.
The deceased is identified as -- Niaz Ahmed, 65, a resident of Chandpur district.
Witnesses said that Niaz with his son Ridwan Ahmed were boarding on a Chandpur-bound launch around 12:30pm at Sadarghat Launch Terminal.
Slipping from the boarding plank, Niaz fall into the water and drowned, they added.
After half an hour of searching, fire service divers recovered his body from under the water around 1:00pm, fire service officials told The Daily Star.