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Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has filed a case over death of 34 as a passenger launch capsized in the Shitalakshya river in Narayanganj on Sunday.

BIWTA deputy director (naval traffic) Babu Lal Baidya filed the case against unidentified persons on Tuesday night with Narayanganj Bandar police station and that was later transferred to naval police.

“The case was filed under sections 280, 304, 329, 338, 427 and 437 of the penal code and section 70 of the Inland Shipping Ordinance 1976,” officer-in-charge Dipak Chandra of Bandar police station told BSS.

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The BIWTA official accused the reckless driving of the cargo vessel that rammed the smaller passenger launch named Sabit Al Hasan.

Confirming the receiving of the case documents, Narayanganj naval police station officer in-charge Shahidul Islam said the case will be probed by sub inspector Eunus.

“We are trying to identify the cargo vessel and sent copies of video footage of that incident to different places to find it. I hope the vessel will be identified within shortest possible time,” Shahidul Islam said.

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