A BNP delegation has visited the Mawa Ghat in Munshiganj in order to query over the progress of the rescue operation of Pinak 6, the launch that capsized in the Padma River on Monday.
A 15-member delegation led by BNP central committee Vice-Chairman Shah Moazzem Hossain reached here around 10am and exchanged views with the distressed family members of the victims.
While talking to the journalists, Shah Moazzem said: “Had there been exemplary punishments, such tragic incident would not have taken place.”
Holding the government responsible for the “delay in rescue operation,” he said: “The government has showed its incapability in service-related works everywhere.”
“Such type of incidents have been increased during the regime of the present Awami League government as it is not sincere for ensuring people’s safety. Some 10,000 people have died in road and water way accidents in last few years.”
The delegation later offered a special prayer for the salvation of the departed souls of the victims.
Around 131 passengers were missing from Pinak 6 that capsized in the Padma River near Louhajang in Munshiganj with over 270 passengers on board, according to the district administration.
Of the missing people, the bodies of 37 people have been recovered from the river till Friday afternoon.