Body of another Padma launch capsize victim recovered


New Age Online

The body of another Padma launch capsize victim was recovered on Thursday, raising the death toll from the tragic incident to 80, reports United News of Bangladesh.
Mahmudul Haque, officer-in-charge of Dohar Police station, said the body of a man, who was a passenger of the ill-fated launch, was recovered from a river at Dhoair in Dohar upazila of Dhaka.
Local people spotted the body and informed police who recovered the body around 12:30pm.
The deceased was identified as Mostafa Mahfuz, a resident of Basabo area of Dhaka and an employee of Brac.
Earlier on Sunday, a launch carrying over 150 passengers, sank in the mid-river around 11:45 am on Sunday after it was hit by a fertiliser-laden cargo vessel, ‘Nargis-1’, while it was heading towards Daulatdia from Paturia.

Source: New Age