The boat carrying 30-35 passengers sank following a collision with a stone-laden barge early Tuesday
Four days after a boat capsized in the Karnaphuli River, bodies of three victims have been fished out by rescuers, the Bangladesh Coast Guard said Friday.
The deceased were identified as Nahiyan Al Faruk, 22, Abdul Kashem, 55, and Saidul Karim, 25.
Coast Guard Staff Officer of East zone Lt Cdr Habibur Rahman said an engine-run passenger boat sank in the river early Tuesday after being hit by a cargo vessel. The accident happened around 8am off Jetty 12 on the south side of the river.
"The three persons had been missing since then. The bodies have been handed over to their families," he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, three people were rescued in a critical state following the boat capsize. They were rushed to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH).
The on-duty doctor pronounced one dead upon arrival. The deceased was identified as Saikat Barua, 30, a quality control officer at a readymade garment factory in EPZ area of the city.
After being rescued alive, the other two, Ibrahim Khalil, 40 and Salauddin, 39-were receiving treatment at CMCH
Quoting witnesses, Dulal Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Karnaphuli police station said that the boat carrying 30-35 passengers sank following a collision with a stone-laden barge.