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Bangladesh boat accident: 51 bodies recovered so far, search continues for other missing


A police officer said that 26 more bodies were recovered on Monday, confirming the death of 51 people.
Witnesses say that there were more people on the boat than capacity.
On Sunday, people were going to the temple on the occasion of Mahalaya, during which the accident happened.

Dhaka. The death toll when a boat capsized in northwestern Bangladesh on Sunday rose to 51 on Monday. Most of the dead included children and women. In fact, before the Durga Puja festival on Sunday, Hindu devotees were going towards the Bodeshwari temple on the occasion of Mahalaya, when the boat carrying them overturned in the Koroto river in the north-western Panchgarh district of the country. Rescue workers on Monday recovered 26 more bodies after a boat carrying religious pilgrims capsized in Bangladesh, raising the death toll to 51 and at least a dozen people still alive, AFP news agency quoted police as saying. are also missing. A fire service official had told at the spot on Sunday that our rescue teams are trying to find the bodies.

Media reports quoted relatives of the passengers as saying that around 58 passengers were missing. While officials had earlier said that 80 passengers were on board the boat. The Dhaka Tribune newspaper quoted the head of the investigative body as saying that according to preliminary investigations, there were more people on board the boat. However, he also said that there could be other reasons behind the sinking of the boat, according to the newspaper. But it will be disclosed by the committee after completing its investigation. Soleman Ali, the administrative head of the sub-district, said the sailor had asked some people to get down in the boat to reduce the weight, but no one listened to him.

So far 51 bodies have been recovered in the boat accident. Rescue teams are on the lookout for other people.

Witnesses claim that more than 150 passengers were on board the boat. Some people swam back to the bank of the river, but many are still missing. Roy said that the fire service is leading the search operation in Panchgarh.

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