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Sunamganj boat capsize: 6 more bodies recovered

  • Published at 01:04 pm September 25th, 2019
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People sitting sitting on a boat in the pouring rain at Kaliakota Haor, Derai upazila in Sunamganj on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The death toll rises to 10

Police have recovered six more bodies of the passengers of a boat, which capsized in Sunamganj.

With the recovery of the bodies on Wednesday morning, the death toll reached 10.

Derai police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) KM Nazrul Islam told Dhaka Tribune said of the deceased, three are women and seven are children.

He said the bodies will be handed over to their families.

By standers watch the recovered dead dead bodies from the capsized boat at Kaliakotha Hoar in Sunamganj on Wednesday, September 25, 2019  Dhaka Tribune

An engine-run boat, carrying 30 passengers, capsized in Kaliakotha Haor of the district's Derai upazila due to strong winds on Tuesday night. 

The OC said 21 passengers survived the incident, 

Derai upazila Chairman Manjurul Alam Chowdhury said the families of the deceased will receive Tk10,000 each from the upazila administration.