Seventeen dead bodies were recovered after a launch named “Morning Bird” with 50 passengers on board capsized in Buriganga adjacent to Shymbazar area in Old Dhaka on Monday morning.
Rozina Akter, Duty Officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, confirmed the matter to MTnews24.com.
She said, seventeen bodies were recovered from the spot so far. Bodies of three women and two children are among them.
The incident took place when a launch named “Moyur-2” hit “Morning Bird” at 10am.
Members of fire service, coast guard and army are conducting search operation.