Update February 24, 2015

Dhaka 2-56 pm, 02-March, 2021

Modi mourns Padma launch tragedy

Sumel Sarker


Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

24 February 2015, Nirapad News: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed sorrow at the loss of lives in a launch capsize in Padma River in Shibalaya Upazila in Manikganj district in Bangladesh.

“My prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives in the accident in Bangladesh,” the office of the Indian Prime Minister tweeted.

Earlier, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert W Gibson expressed his condolences over the deaths in sinking of passenger-packed launch in Daulatdia-Paturia waterways in Padma on Sunday. The death toll from launch capsize reached 70 with the recovery of more bodies on Monday morning.

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