Shipping Minister announced compensation for deceased family
23 February 2015, Nirapad News: Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan announced compensation for deceased family after visiting the spot. The minister also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Shajahan Khan expressed deep shock in a message of condolence for the deaths in launch capsize in the river Padma on Sunday. He visited the spot and announced a compensation of Tk 1.05 lakh to each family of the deceased.
Shipping Secretary Shafiq Alam in a separate message of condolence, also expressed shock at the losses of lives to this end.
The Department of Shipping formed a three-member investigation team on Sunday to probe into the capsize of launch MV Mostofa in the river Padma after being hit by a cargo vessel MV Nargis-1, an official release said.
Police already arrested three crew of the cargo vessel – Shahidul Islam, Shahinur Rahman and Jahurul Islam – in this connection. The master of the vessel, Iqbal Hossain, went into hiding.