POST TIME: 8 April, 2021 09:10:30 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 8 April, 2021 02:50:18 PM
Case filed over Sitalakkhya launch capsize
UNB, Narayanganj

Case filed over Sitalakkhya launch capsize

A case was filed over the launch capsize in the Sitalakkhya River that claimed 34 lives in Narayanganj on April 4.

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) Deputy Director Babu Lal Boiddya filed the case on Tuesday night with Bandar Police Station.

Officer-in-Charge of Bandar Police Station Dipak Chandra Saha confirmed the matter.

Munshiganj-bound launch ML Rabit Al Hasan was carrying around 50 passengers when it capsized after being hit by a goods-laden ship around 6pm on Sunday in Narayanganj.

Around 20 passengers managed to swim ashore after the collision.

Two separate probe bodies were formed by Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner and the BIWTA under the Shipping Ministry to look into the incident.