Case filed over death of 5 people in Sadarghat launch accident

Staff Reporter Published: 12 April 2024, 12:49 PM | Updated: 12 April 2024, 01:07 PM
Case filed over death of 5 people in Sadarghat launch accident

A case has been filed against five people over the death of five people in a launch accident at Sadarghat Launch Terminal in Dhaka.

The case was filed with South Keraniganj Police Station on Thursday night against five staff members of MV Farhan-6 and Tasrif-4 for their alleged involvement in causing the deaths due to negligence and reckless driving.

The accused in the case are MV Farhan-6 1st class master Abdur Rouf Hawlader, 54, its second class master Md Selim Hawlader, 54, manager Md Faruk Khan, 70, MV Tasrif-4 1st class master Md Mizanur Rahman, 48, and second class master Md Moniruzzaman, 24.

Naval Police Dhaka district superintendent of police Gautam Kumar Biswas confirmed the matter to Jago News on Friday. 

He said Dhaka River Port’s Joint Director Ismail Hossain filed the case on Thursday night. 

Earlier on Thursday afternoon, the accident took place when MV Farhan-6 tried to enter between two anchored launches MV Tasrif-4 and MV Pubali-1 at pontoon 11, said naval police and BIWTA officials. The anchor rope of MV Tasrif tore and hit the five while they were boarding the launch. The injured people were rushed to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital where doctors on duty declared them dead.