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3 May 2014 Saturday 7:10:53 PM
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Launch capsized in nor’wester in Patuakhali, 6 killed
Anisur Rahman Swapan

MV Shathil-1, a launch plying on Rangabali-Patuakhali route carrying about 50-60 passengers on board capsized at Shikdar Bari Mor between Ishadi and Kalagachhia stations on Ramnabad River at about 3: 10 Pm Saturday.

The launch departing Gapachipa upazila station about 2:00 PM while advancing towards Patuakhali caught in nor’wester after reaching on the aforesaid spot, said Assistant Sub Inspector Abdul Halim Manik of Kalagachhia police investigation center.

Till this report at least 40 passengers suspected as missing and dead body of 2 male and 4 female passengers recovered from the river.

The four out of six dead bodies were identified as Rishat,5, Luthfa,50, Runia,20,Manowara,50, of Galachipa.

At least 13 passengers rescued by swimming and with the help of fishermen, the police official added.

Amitav Sarkar, deputy commissioner Patuakhali, failing to giving details said local police and fire service team sent to the spot for rescue operation and salvage vessel MV Hamza called from Barisal to advance towards the spot at 4:30 pm.

Edited By: Central Desk

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