The premier also directed the local administration to take all necessary steps to facilitate smooth rescue operation
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in the tragic launch capsize in the Padma river.
In a condolence message, the prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
The Mawa-bound launch “MV Pinak 6” carrying over 200 passengers capsized in the Padma river on Monday morning on its way from Kawrakandi of Madaripur.
Earlier on Monday, the prime minister directed all concerned to make all-out efforts to rescue the sunken vessel Pinak 6.
She asked Bangladesh Army, Navy, RAB, Coast Guard, Fire Brigade and BIWTA for immediate action to this end.
The premier also directed the local administration to take all necessary steps to facilitate smooth rescue operation.