Police sue owner, worker of capsized ML Oishi

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-23
Published : 23 Sep 2016, 16:43:42 | Updated : 23 Sep 2016, 17:01:11

Police sue owner, worker of capsized ML Oishi

Police on Friday filed a case against the owner and a worker of ‘ML Oishi’, which capsized in Sandhya River in Banaripara upazila of Barisal district on Wednesday.

So far, 26 bodies of the capsize victims were recovered while two passengers still remain missing.

Sub-inspector Banaripara Police Station M Jasim filed the case against ‘ML Oishi’ owner Yusuf Ali and its worker M Nayan for plying the unfit launch on the river without any route permission, reports UNB.

However, both of the arrestees are at large till the filing of this report at 4pm.

Earlier, the launch with 50-60 passengers on board sank in the river in Banaripara upazila as a heavy chunk of mud from the erosion site on the riverbank fell on the vessel just after it reached Dasherhat Launch Terminal around 11:15 am on Wednesday.

Of the deceased, divers retrieved 16 bodies from the river while another victim died at a hospital on Wednesday. Besides, 9 other bodies were recovered from the river the salvaged launch on Thursday. –RH
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