PV Online Desk : More bodies were recovered today (Sep 26) from Karatoa river near Auliya Ghat in Boda upazia of the district after a boat capsized on Sunday, raising the death toll to 40.

Divers from three firefighting units recovered fifteen the bodies today from the river, said Deputy Assistant Director of Panchagarh Fire Service and Civil Defence Sheikh Mohammad Mahabubul Islam.

On Sunday, the trawler carrying more than 60 passengers, including women and children, sank in the middle of the river while heading towards Badheshwar Temple on the occasion of Mayalaya around 2:30pm.

Twenty five bodies were recovered from the river on that day while many others managed to swim ashore. Besides, six people remained missing, police said.

Edited By-SPT