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Owner, master of sunken Oishi sued, death toll 27

  • Published at 10:05 pm September 23rd, 2016
Owner, master of sunken Oishi sued, death toll 27
As of Friday, the death toll from the capsize rose to 27 with four more bodies recovered. Sub-inspector of Banaripara Police Jasim Uddin filed the case against launch owner Yusuf Hawlader and its master Nayon Mia Friday afternoon, said Officer-in-charge of the police station Ziaul Ahsan. He said: “We recovered 24 bodies until Thursday evening of which one was from another sunken boat. We first thought it was of a passenger of the launch but it was from a boat which had sunk in the same area.” The launch was salvaged Thursday around 8:30am, nearly 21 hours after its capsize.