Pinak 6 capsize: Death toll reaches 45

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The death toll from Munshiganj launch capsize has risen to 45 with recovery of six more bodies till Saturday evening.

Of the bodies, 27 were handed over to their families so far.

The number of missing people is 122, according to government estimate.

Police recovered two bodies from Faridpur, three from Hijla of Barisal and one from Dhaleshwari river in Munshiganj on Saturday.

Of the bodies, three were identified as Ahmed Khan, 42, Roksana Begum, 30, and her son Moen, 3.

Rescue vessel Kandari 2 has found the trace of a metallic object, which is much alike Pinak 6, under water of the Padma river near Mawa Ferry Terminal on Saturday afternoon.

However, it is yet to be confirmed whether the object is of the remains of Pinak 6.

The launch capsized with more than 270 people on board on August 4.


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