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NEW VDO OF MUNSHIGANJ LAUNCH CAPSIZE

Desperate attempts to stay afloat amid strong current

Star Online Report

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.

The 3:16-minute mobile phone footage of the moments immediately after the launch was grasped by the Padma shows the victims trying to stay afloat defying the strong current.

Sam Sumon, a witness who was travelling in a ferry, filmed the rescue scene and posted it on his timeline the same day.

"Everything happened in front of my eyes but I couldn't do anything," he wrote with the Facebook post.

Rescuers who rushed there with some speedboats were seen trying frantically to pull up the victims.

The death toll reached 9 while 129 were still missing till filing of this report at 5:25pm today.

Published: 4:01 pm Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Last modified: 10:18 pm Wednesday, August 06, 2014

TAGS: Padma launch capsize Pinak-6 Live footage

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