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Munshiganj

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services resume after 11hrs

Mawa-Kawrakandi ferry services resume after 11hrs

Ferry services on the Mawa-Kawrakandi route in Padma resumed this morning after around 11 hours of suspension due to severe river erosion. A total of 11 ferries including K-type and dump ferry will run on the route but Ro Ro ferry service could not be restored yet, said Sirajul Haque, manager of Bangladesh Inland...

Pinak-6 owner's son held in capital

Pinak-6 owner's son held in  capital

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Omar Farroque Limon, son of owner of recently capsized Pinak-6, from his relative's house in the capital’s Khilkhet area early today. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-1 conducted a raid at the house and arrested Farroque at around 3:30pm, said Rab’s Legal and Media Wing Director Mufti...

MUNSHIGANJ LAUNCH CAPSIZE

Only survey vessels to continue search

Only survey vessels to continue search

District authorities of Munshiganj today declared withdrawal of Bangladesh Navy, Coast Guard, BIWTA and Fire Service from sunken launch Pinak-6 rescue operation. Survey vessels of Chittagong Port Authority, Kandari-2 and Jarip-10, will only stay in action along with rescue vessels Rustom and Nirvik standing by for possible salvaging, said Saiful Hasan Badal, deputy commissioner...

Signal from 'Pinak-6 like' object

Signal from 'Pinak-6 like'  object

Rescuers today said they had received signal from a metallic object resembling the sunken launch Pinak-6 in size in the Padma a kilometre off the Mawa launch ghat in Munshiganj. "We have identified a metallic object in our eco sounder which seems similar to the sunken launch by its width and length," said Manjurul...

When your heart breaks but you can't help (with video)

As they were going down, some passengers of the sunken launch waved frantically and cried at the top of their voice pleading people in nearby boats for help. While many made it to the rescue boats, some ill-fated ones drowned. A 3:16-minute video posted on Facebook shows the victims' desperate attempts to stay afloat amid strong current just about 700 metres off Mawa terminal. "It's heartbreaking to see so many people dying in front of my eyes when I had nothing...

Bodies of 10 launch capsize victims recovered

Bodies of 10 launch capsize victims recovered

Police recovered the bodies of 10 missing victims from different rivers in four districts today, two days after a launch capsized in Padma. Of the deceased, four were recovered in Bhola, two each in Chandpur, Shariatpur and Barisal. With this, deaths of 13 passengers of the ill-fated launch have been confirmed. The rescuers could not locate...

Body found in Chandpur ‘linked’ to Munshiganj capsize: Police

Body found in Chandpur ‘linked’ to Munshiganj capsize: Police

Police have said body of a woman found floating in the Meghna river in Chandpur this morning could be of one of the missing victims of yesterday's launch capsize in Munshiganj. Bodies of a woman and a man, aged about 25 and 30 respectively, were recovered from the Meghna river in Haimchar upazila of...

2 dead, 91 missing as launch sinks in Padma

2 dead, 91 missing as launch sinks in Padma

A launch carrying over 250 passengers capsized in Padma River in Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj due to strong current this morning leaving at least two people dead. At least 91 passengers were still missing till 9:30pm when the report was filed. One of the deceased was identified as Hira Akhtar, 20, daughter of Nurul Haque...

18 killed in road crashes

18 killed in road crashes

As the time of spending the happiest days of the year came, 18 souls could not make it to their destinations this Eid-ul-Fitr. At least 18 people have died in road crashes in Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Tangail, Noakhali and Bhola during the Eid holiday. Four of them were killed in a road accident as a private...

Commit crime, get someone else to serve time

Commit crime, get someone else to serve time

Nasir Uddin Khokon probably had no idea what he was stepping into. A day labourer from Munshiganj, Khokon was lured into a Tk 5 lakh "job" given by Mohammad Jamal Sheikh, a rape accused. The poor man thought that the money would turn the wheel of his fortune and accepted the "offer". His job was to surrender before a court impersonating Jamal. Little did he know that Jamal had been awarded life sentence in a rape case. The moment Khokon surrendered, the court sent him to jail. Khokon was dumfounded and Jamal, who was with him at the moment under a different identity, assured him of his release within two months. But neither...

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