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Mawa going into river

Mawa going into river

River erosion has taken a serious turn at Mawa, as the mighty Padma devoured a ferry terminal and several shops over the last two days, disrupting ferry service on the Mawa-Keorakandi route. The Padma gobbled up more than 300 houses at Ranipur village of Dohar upazila, according to locals. River erosion and strong currents continue...

From the jaws of death

From the jaws of death

Abul Kalam had never surprised himself more. Nine days after the capsize of Pinak-6, the septuagenarian man found it difficult to believe he was still alive and could talk and move like any other living person. "It is only Allah who protected me and gave me a new life again," said Kalam, who survived...

No consolation for victim families

No consolation for victim families

He grabbed and held on to her hand in the water for several minutes after Pinak-6 went down in the Padma and the siblings struggled to stay afloat in the raging current. Eight-year-old Irene eventually slipped through Akram's fingers. Akram, 18, frantically looked for her in the water. Once on dry land, his search continued...

  

Launch capsize death toll climbs to 38

Launch capsize death toll climbs to 38

Divers today recovered two more bodies from the launch that capsized in the Padma River in Munshiganj on Monday, bringing the death toll to 38. The body of a women was found floating in the Padma river in Shariatpur while the body of a five-year-old boy was found floating in Bhola, reports our Munshiganj...

NEW VDO OF MUNSHIGANJ LAUNCH CAPSIZE

Desperate attempts to stay afloat amid strong current

Desperate attempts to stay afloat amid strong current

The sight of the drowning passengers of Pinak-6, which sank in the Padma River Monday, and the rescuers' frantic efforts to salvage the ill-fated victims of the heavily crammed launch have emerged in a new video posted on Facebook.

More than 100 feared dead

More than 100 feared dead

More than a hundred people are feared dead as an overcrowded launch, buffeted by strong waves in the Padma river, sank near Lauhajang upazila of Munshiganj yesterday. Double-decker Pinak-6 with around 200 people on board was on its way to Mawa Ghat from Kawrakandi terminal, and sank in the middle of the mighty river...

  

Salvage operation a big challenge

Many have seen on TV where motor launch Pinak-6 had rolled over and sunk in the Padma near Mawa yesterday. But locating the vessel under the water has become a daunting task. Armed with just a sonar boat-side scanner of the navy, rescuers of the coastguard, fire service and navy last night and early today were still looking for the vessel, which they fear has drifted away significantly in the strong current. Rain, choppy waters and a current of about three...

Shipping minister's nieces among Pinak-6 victims

Shipping minister's nieces among Pinak-6 victims

Body of Nusrat Jahan Hira, a student of Shikder Medical College, Dhaka was recovered yesterday, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo quoting the minister.   Fatema Tuj Johora Swarna, a student of capital’s Rifles Public College and Jannatun Nayeem Lucky were still missing till this evening. The three ill-fated sisters were on their way back to...

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...

BOAT CAPSIZE IN PADMA

No whereabouts of 12 missing victims

No whereabouts of 12 missing victims

Rescuers have failed to locate 12 people who went missing in a boat capsize in Padma river in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia yesterday. There are five chilrden among the missing, reports our Kushtia correspondent. “Among the 12 missing people, nobody was recovered till 10:30am,” Syed Belal Hossain, deputy commissioner of Kushtia told journalists on the...

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