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Buriganga launch capsize: Death toll climbs to 33

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:20 PM, 30 June 2020  

Buriganga launch capsize: Death toll climbs to 33

Buriganga launch capsize: Death toll climbs to 33

The fire service has recovered the body of another person from the Manning Bird-2 launch that sank the Buriganga river near Shyambazar on Tuesday. With the latest, the death toll from the capsize launch climbed to 33.

A diver team of fire service retrieved the body around 12:48 pm, said duty officer Ershad Hossain of the fire service headquarters control room.

Earlier, Thirty-two bodies were recovered following the launch capsize incident in the river on Monday.

The rescue operation resumed on in the morning.

The Dhaka-bound ‘MV Morning Bird’ launch from Munshiganj sank at 9:33 am in the river after being hit by another launch ‘Mayur-2’ near Shyambazar in the capital’s old town.

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