Launch capsizes with 50 passengers in Shitalakshya
Published: 07:02 PM, 4 April 2021 Updated: 09:19 PM, 4 April 2021
A Munshiganj bound launch named MV Habib Al Hasan with more than 50 passengers capsized in the Shitalakshya river in Narayanganj. The accident happened on Sunday afternoon.
Narayanganj Sadar Naval Police OC Shahidul Islam said the launch sank after being hit by a lighterage ship. However, he could not provide any information about the immediate loss of life or damage.
OC Shahidul Islam said the launch named MV Habib Al Hasan left Narayanganj's central launch ghat for Munshiganj around 6 pm on Sunday. The launch was hit by a lighterage ship named SK Three when it reached the Koylaghat area and sank.