Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
 So far 32 bodies, including eight women and three children, have been recovered as the launch was carrying more than 50 passengers capsized in the Buriganga River near Shyambazar yesterday morning, reports The Business Standard.
 Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Sadarghat River Police Outpost confirmed the matter. However, the identity of the victims could not be known immediately. “Collision between two launches caused the accident,” Commodore Golam Sadeq, chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), made the disclosure in a briefing.
 BIWTA has formed a four-member probe team to investigate into the accident.Meanwhile, a five-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the launch sinking, reports Daily Bangladesh.Shipping Secretary Mohammad Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury confirmed the matter yesterday afternoon, saying, “We will take action as per the recommendations of the five-member investigation committee’s report.”
 State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury yesterday said families of the victims would be given Tk 1.50 lakh each, reports Jago News. Besides, they will receive cash Tk 10000 each for burial of the bodies, the state minister said.
Khalid Mahmud also said a seven-member probe body has been formed and asked it to submit report within seven days.
According to local people, lunch ‘Morning Bird’ with over 100 passengers was heading towards Sadarghat from Munshiganj when it collided with Moyur-2 vessel around 9:33am, reports observerbd.net.
Some managed to swim ashore.
Coastguards and river police also joined the rescue operations.