Turag boat capsize: Death toll reaches 7...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

Turag boat capsize: Death toll reaches 7

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:38 PM, 11 October 2021   Updated: 07:38 PM, 11 October 2021

Turag boat capsize: Death toll reaches 7

Turag boat capsize: Death toll reaches 7

The death toll from the trawler capsize in the River Turag rose to seven with the recovery of the body of a woman and her baby girl on Monday.

Fire service rescued the body of a 30-year-old woman named Rupayon and her three years old girl.

Fire Service Station Officer (Media) Raihan said the body of a woman named Rupayan Begum (30) was found floating under the Aminbazar bridge on Monday morning. On the other hand, the body of her three-year-old daughter was recovered from Muktarpur river in Munshiganj. A total of seven bodies were recovered. Six of them have been identified. Apart from Rupayan Begum and her baby daughter, the others rescued were Shiuli Akhter (20), Imran (3), Farhan Moni (4), Arman (4), and an unidentified person.

The trawler capsized when a bulkhead hit it in the River Turag on early Saturday. There were 18 people on the boat. Some of them were able to swim ashore but seven remain missing. Later fire servicemen recovered the body of five but two remain missing. Today the missing duo's body recovered and the death toll from the boat capsize rose to seven. 

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