Buriganga Boat Capsize: 1 body found, 5 still missing
12:00 AM, March 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:05 AM, March 09, 2019

Buriganga Boat Capsize: 1 body found, 5 still missing

The festivity of a wedding ceremony has been reduced to tears as six of its guests, all members of the same family, became victim of a boat capsize near Sadarghat launch terminal Thursday night.

Of them, the body of a woman -- Jamshida Begum, 30 -- was recovered yesterday. Five others of the family have been missing since the boat capsized.

Shahjalal, the only family member who managed to swim ashore, has lost one of his legs as it was cut after being hit by a propeller of a launch.

According to police, the boat sank as it was hit by a launch, MV Suravi-7.

The five missing family members are 35-year-old Delwar, six-month-old Zunair, eight-year-old Meem, six-year-old Mahi and Shahida.

A team made of Bangladesh Navy, Coast Guard, Fire Service and Civil Defence was conducting rescue operation in the area to find the missing persons.

The family was heading towards their hometown, Shariatpur. They took the boat to get onboard of a launch from Kamrangirchar area. 

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