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Death toll from Turag River trawler capsize rises to seven

| Updated: October 11, 2021 19:01:09

Death toll from Turag River trawler capsize rises to seven

Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of a woman and a child who died after a trawler capsized in the Turag River in Gabtali area of Dhaka. The death toll has now risen to seven.

The trawler, usually used to carry sand, was taking several passengers across the river when it sank on Saturday, Alamgir Sheikh, chief of the Aminbazar River Police, said.

Five people were found dead immediately after the accident. Two passengers who were found dead on Monday had remained missing since the boat capsize, said Rashed Bin Khalid of the Fire Service Control Room, reports bdnews24.com.

The body of 30-year-old Rupayan Begum surfaced under the Amir Bazar Bridge around 11:00 am on Monday, while River Police found the body of 3-year-old Jasmine in Munshiganj’s Muktarpur.

The other victims have been identified as Shiuli Begum, 20, her son Imran, 3, Arman, 4, and Farhana Moni, 5. The fire service also found the body of a boy of about seven years of age.

River Police SI Hafizur Rahman filed a case over the accident that includes murder charges.

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