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Buriganga launch capsize: US Embassy, British High Commissioner express condolences

Published: June 29, 2020 22:36:51 | Updated: June 30, 2020 11:56:53


Buriganga launch capsize: US Embassy, British High Commissioner express condolences

The US Embassy in Dhaka and the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh extended their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the families of those who died and to those injured in the tragic incident on Buriganga River on Monday.

The US Embassy in a message said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this serious accident.”

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson also expressed his deepest sympathy to the victims, according to UNB.

"Deepest sympathy to the victims of the launch capsize in Buriganga River this morning. Thoughts and prayers with their families and friends," he tweeted.

Earlier in the day, the Dhaka-bound ‘MV Morning Bird’ launch from Munshiganj sank in the river after being hit by another launch ‘Mayur-2’ near Shyambazar in the capital’s old town.

The death toll from the launch-capsize climbed to 32 until the evening.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed profound shock at the loss of lives in the launch capsize.

They also prayed for the departed souls and expressed sympathy to the bereaved families.

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