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At least 32 dead as boat capsizes in Bangladesh

DHAKA: At least 32 bodies have been recovered so far after a boat capsized in the Buriganga River in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Monday (June 29).

According to survivors, the boat named ML Morning Bird had around 50 passengers on board when it sank in the river along the Shyambazar area of Old Dhaka.

“ML Morning Bird was hit by another launch, Moyour-2, which was bigger than its size. The launch soon went underwater,” Dhaka Tribune quoted Rojina Akhter, a duty officer of the fire service headquarters.

“Thirty-two bodies have been retrieved so far. Search is on for the missing ones,” said a Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) official.

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