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Buriganga launch capsize: Mayur-2 launch master held

| Updated: July 13, 2020 18:08:00


Bodies recovered by rescuers lying lined up after a launch sank in the Buriganga River at Dhaka's Shyambazar following a collision with another vessel - FE photo Bodies recovered by rescuers lying lined up after a launch sank in the Buriganga River at Dhaka's Shyambazar following a collision with another vessel - FE photo

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the master of ‘Mayur-2’ launch from Dakhshin Keraniganj area early Monday in connection with Buriganga launch capsize that claimed lives of 34 people on June 29.

The arrestee is Abul Hossain, reports UNB.

 A team of RAB-10 conducted a drive in the area early in the morning and arrested Abul Hossain, said Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Sadarghat River Police Station.

On June 29, the Dhaka-bound ‘MV Morning Bird’ launch carrying around 150 passengers from Munshiganj sank in the river after being hit by ‘Mayur-2’ near Shyambazar in the capital’s old town.

Bodies of 34 people were recovered.

Mohammad Shamsul, sub-inspector of Sadarghat River Police Station, filed a case at South Keraniganj Police Station the following day.

Earlier, Police arrested a staff of the launch Abdus Salam and the owner of Mayur-2 launch Mosaddek on July 7 and July 9 respectively.

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