Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of 30 people after a launch capsized in Buriganga river at Dhaka's Shyambazar.
Bodies of three workers, who were missing since a cargo vessel and a launch capsized in the Pashur river under Chandpai Range of the Sundarbans on Tuesday night, were recovered yesterday.
At least 25 people went missing after two launches fastened to a pontoon in the Padma capsized due to river erosion in Shariatpur's Nariya yesterday morning.
The High Court upholds a lower court verdict that ordered the government to give Tk 17.11 crore in compensation to the victim families of a 2003 launch capsize in the Meghna river.
Amid denial of responsibilities for launch accidents by the authorities, a report reveals that between 1976 and 2005, 70 per cent launch accidents happened due to design flaws. Nine NGOs working for safe waterway published that report yesterday.
ON Sunday February 22, M.V. Mostafa, on her way to Daulatdia from Paturia, Manikganj, collided with a cargo vessel and sank instantly in the river Padma in broad daylight with reportedly more than 200 passengers on board. So far, 72 dead bodies have been recovered -- 28 among them from inside the launch.
WE are distressed at the untimely deaths of at least 70 people in a launch capsize in the Padma river in Manikganj on Sunday after it was hit by a cargo vessel. With 36 people still missing, it is feared that the death toll would only go up as the rescue efforts continue.
Death toll from Padma launch disaster reaches 70 as rescuers recover 28 more bodies
At least 35 people have been killed when a launch carrying over 150 passengers capsizes in the Padma river in Manikganj after being hit by a cargo trawler