Sadarghat Launch Incident
Shakib, Mushfiq express deep condolence at launch sinking victims
|| CF Correspondent ||
While the whole world is scrambling to stem the devastating outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the upsetting launch accident added a new suffering to people of Bangladesh, who witnessed 32-people’s shocking death in a launch sinking accident yesterday morning.
Later, Fire Service and Civil Defence along with Bangladesh Nave and Bangladesh Police launched a coordinated rescue operation along the river and rescued another death, resulting in the death toll standing at 33. Several passengers are still missing. Relatives of the victims gathered on the bank of the rivers with the hopes of getting the death body of their beloved.
Bangladesh iconic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and his national team colleague wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim expressed their profound shock at the death of so many people in such a horrible incident in COVID-19 situation.
A launch named ‘ML Morning Bird’ with more than 50 passengers sank by a push of another big launch ‘Peacock-2’ in the Buriganga near Sadarghat. As a result, the devastating launch incident happened and the Morning Bird completely sank with its passengers at a flash.
Shakib, who is in the USA with his family, made no delay to express his sorrow on his facebook page last night.
“Every sad news is disappointing, sad. For the last four months, people have not been able to return to the country every day due to corona. The launch sank on the banks of the river Buriganga, killing 32 people and leaving several passengers missing. Ahazari of their relatives is getting heavy around. Honestly, I can’t comfort myself in any way,” Shakib Al Hasan wrote in his post.
“I do not know any consolation or explanation for such an accident in this terrible crisis of the whole world. I hope to see another unforeseen accident in the future in Bangladesh. InshaAllah all disasters including Corona will be cut off. Even from a distance of only 30 seconds, I wish peace and paradise to the Creator for all the souls who have been wandering around for a lifetime,” Shakib wrote further, wishing peace to the souls of the victims.
However, wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim also expressed his deep shock, stating that this year hasn’t been good at all so far.
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