The death toll from a shipwreck in the Syedpur area of Narayanganj’s Shitalakshya River has risen to six.
The death toll could rise further. However, their names were not immediately known.
Officer in charge of the Fire Service and Civil Defense Headquarters (Media Cell) Shahjahan confirmed Sikdar’s veracity.
He said the ship MV Rupsi-9 hit the ML Afsar Uddin launch. The 50-60 passengers on the launch drowned. Although some people swam ashore, many more still missing.
Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service, said the body was in our custody. Five of them died at the scene and one at the hospital. The body will be handed over to the relatives through the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO).
Earlier, a cargo ship sank near the Nasim Osman Bridge to be built in the Coal Ghat area between Al Aminnagar and Syedpur of Bandar Police Station at around 2.30 pm. So far, five bodies have been recovered in the rescue operation.