Thursday, April 15, 2021
400 GTB

NNP LawOrder 11 04 2021

NNP Farmers

navan naroa 30

state mega job fair

Edu 20 March

Ayushman 11 04 2021

Markfed Sohna New

Verka Ice Cream

Innocent Hearts INNOKIDS Banner

Bangladesh ferry capsize: bodies of mother, one-year-old daughter found embraced in a tight hug

- Advertisement -

Dhaka, April 6, 2021-
Of the 30 bodies found after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh’s Narayanganj district, two corpses of a woman and her one-year-old daughter were discovered embraced in a tight hug.

“I was struggling to retrieve one of the bodies, but finally found that two corpses were holding each other tight. So, I did not separate them,” a local diver, Mominul, said.

The diver added that he was left in utter shock following the discovery.

“What gave me goosebumps after all this is that we moved all the recovered bodies, but the woman and her daughter remained together,” he added.

The victims were identified as Bithi Akter, 20, and her daughter Arifa Akter. The woman hailed from Char Masura in Munshiganj.

According to Bithi’s grandmother Minu Begum, the two were returning home after visiting a doctor in Narayanganj.

The overcrowded ferry, ML Sabit Al Hasan, carrying some 50 passengers onboard, capsized after colliding with the SKL-3 cargo ship at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Around 20 passengers managed to swim to safety following the capsize.

Two separate probe bodies have been formed by the Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner and the Bangladesh Inland and Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to probe the accident.

As of Monday, 30 bodies have been discovered, while nine remain unaccounted for.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nahida Barik handed over the bodies to their families.

BIWTA Chairman Golam Maula Sadeque told IANS that divers from the local fire service and the Coast Guard managed to retrieve the ferry with the help of a salvage ship.

Police said the cargo ship has not been seized till now. (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -SGPC Wheat Appeal

Stay Connected

20,405FansLike
112,826FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

Ashutosh Rana tests positive for Covid-19

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Ashutosh Rana has tested positive for Covid-19. The 53-year-old actor shared the news on Facebook while wishing fans on the...

Jackie Shroff packs a punch, with health tip

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Jackie Shroff on Wednesday reiterated a basic maxim to underline the need to look after one's health. Jackie posted a picture...

Katrina Kaif has just herself for company

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, who tested Covid positive earlier this month, is currently enjoying her own company, going by her social...

Rahul Roy tests Covid positive

Mumbai, April 14, 2021- Actor Rahul Roy on Wednesday took to social media to inform netizens that he has tested positive for Covid-19 along with...

Payal Ghosh essays different shades in ‘Red’

Mumbai, April 12, 2021- Actress Payal Ghosh, who came under the spotlight a while back after accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment, is gearing...

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Woman Working on Laptop

10 Best Side Business Ideas for Women in 2021

Are you desperately looking and searching for new ideas for side business for women? There are a lot of business ideas for women, and we...
Model Mosque

A model mosque – by Asad Mirza

The Muslim community should try to evolve the construction of the mosques, at a lesser cost besides fulfilling both functional and practical needs, and...
Kashmir Spring

The Kashmiri Spring – by Aditti Ahluwalia

It's a wonderful World. Amidst the toings and froings of the Covid chaos, one good thing that has emerged is the luxury of time....

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Cancer Vaccine

Novel personalised cancer vaccine safe: Study

New York, April 12, 2021 - A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of phase I clinical trials have shown. "While immunotherapy has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the vast majority of patients do not experience a significant clinical response with such treatments," said...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!