Pakistan offer condolence to Bangladesh over life loss in launch capsize

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday expressed grief over the loss of lives as a launch carrying passengers capsized in Bangladesh’s Shitalakkhya river.

“Deeply saddened by the loss of precious lives in a launch capsize in Shitalakkhya River, Bangladesh, “said the Foreign Office in a tweet.

The Foreign Office expressed condolences to the government and people of Bangladesh on the tragic incident.

“Heartfelt condolences to the government and brotherly people of Bangladesh and the bereaved families, ” the Foreign Office said.

At least 26 people died after a small launch carrying over 100 passengers capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel in Bangladesh’s Shitalakkhya river, according to media reports.