Panchagarh boat capsize: Death toll reaches 67
Death toll from the boat capsize in Karatoa river in Panchagarh rose to 67 after 17 more bodies were recovered from the river today (September 27, 2022).
At least 13 people are still missing in the incident.
Dipankar Roy, additional deputy commissioner of Panchagarh and head of the rescue operation control room, confirmed the matter to our Thakurgaon correspondent.
On September 25, the engine-run trawler packed with over hundred passengers capsized at Aulia Ghat in Madea union of Boda upazila.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Boda Police Station Sujoy Kumar Roy earlier said the boat was on its way to Badeshwari temple in Barashashi union when the accident occurred.
Witnesses and survivors said there were more than 100 passengers on the boat that had a capacity of 50.