7 more bodies found

A camp has been built at Pathchor Government Primary High School for keeping the recovered bodies, says Gobindra Chandra Roy

Seven more floating bodies have been recovered in Shariatpur, Chandpur, Barisal and Bhola on Wednesday.

In Shariatpur, two bodies were recovered from Meghna river in the afternoon.

One of the deceased was Jannatul Naeem Lucky, 22, Daughter of Haji Abdul Jabbar Sarder of Chabbishpara village under Jajirapur upazila in Sariatpur.

The identity of the other could not be known immediately.

Nuria upazila project implementation officer Gobindra Chandra Roy said: “Lucky’s body was recovered around 12pm while another body of a male was recovered around 1:30pm from the Meghna river.”

“A camp has been built at Pathchor Government Primary High School under the upazila for keeping the recovered bodies,” he added.

Another unidentified female body was recovered from Chhoto-Kalabadar river in the downstream of Meghna near Laharhut ferry ghat at Barisal-Bhola border in the afternoon.

Rezaul Islam, Barisal Bandar police station officer-in-charge, said police recovered the body aged about 40 years around 2pm.

She might be a victim of the Pinak 6 launch capsize, the OC said.

The body was sent to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, he added.

In Chandpur, three bodies were recovered from Haimchar in Meghna river.

Nilkamal Union Parisahd Chairman Hazi Yasin Ratan said locals noticed the floating body in the river in the morning and informed him.

Later, they pulled out the body and informed police.

Police recovered the body of another youth from the river on their way to recover the first one, Haimchar police station Officer-in-Charge Moniruzzaman told the Dhaka Tribune.

Police recovered the body of the other youth from the river in the afternoon. The deceased is identifed as Jamal Hossain, 25, son of Moniruzzaman Fakir of Faridpur, said Rajrajeshwar UP Chairman Abul Hossain.

In Bhola, the body of a youth was recovered from Ilisha river, a branch of Meghna river, in the morning.

The body was identified as the victim of capsized Pinak 6 launch.

Sub-Inspector Barkat of Ilisha police investigation post said a mobile phone was found with the body. Police using the SIM card of the mobile phone contacted with Luthfar Rahman Akand of Kathalia under Jhalakathi district.

Lutfar Rahman claimed that the number belongs to his son Fahad Akand, 26, BBA student of Dhaka Tejgaon College and a missing passenger of Pinak 6.

Selim Reza, deputy commissioner of Bhola, said the identity of the dead body would be confirmed after physical verification by the family members.

Source: Dhaka Tribune


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