Body of 6th victim recovered | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 11, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:50 AM, March 11, 2019

Buriganga Boat Capsize

Body of 6th victim recovered

The death toll from Thursday's boat capsize reached six after Fire Service and Civil Defence recovered body of the last missing person from Buriganga river yesterday.

Shahida alias Rashida's body was seen floating in the river in Telghat area of Keraniganj at 10am yesterday, Kamrul Islam, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters, told The Daily Star.

The bodies of Delwar, 35; his wife Jamshida Begum, 30; and their six-month-old son Zunair; Shahida's daughter and son -- Meem, 8, and Mahi, 6, -- were recovered on Friday and Saturday.

Six members of a family went missing when a boat capsized in the Buriganga river after being hit by a launch in the city's Sadarghat area on Thursday night.

Family members have already buried five recovered bodies in Shariatpur.

Rashida will be buried today.

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FAMILY?

The boat sank near the Sadarghat Launch Terminal around 10pm on Thursday night as the launch, “MV Suravi-7” hit it.

The victims were staying in Kamrangirchar area of the city and going to the launch terminal to go to their village home in Shariatpur district to attend a relative's wedding.

Rashida's husband Shahjalal, 35, who was injured during the incident and managed to swim ashore, is now undergoing treatment at National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, popularly known as Pangu Hospital.

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