Body of missing microbus driver of recovered in Daulatdia

Goalondo, May 13 – The body of a missing driver of a microbus that fell into Padma River on Monday was recovered on Thursday morning, around 45 hours after an accident.
The deceased was identified as Maruf Hossain, 45, a resident of Hatirjheel area of the capital. On Monday morning, the Dhaka-bound microbus plunged into the river while boarding a ferry at Daulatdia ghat 5 as the wire of a pontoon snapped amid a sudden nor’wester.
After two hours the microbus was salvaged from the river but its driver remained missing.
A man named Bablu Mistri spotted Maruf’s body at the riverbank in Daulatdia today and informed Daulatdia river police and a local UP member.
Later around 8 am, fire service and river police members recovered the body.
Faridpur fire service’s inspector, Tanvir Alam said, “We recovered the body and handed it over to the police for further legal process.”
Doulatdia river police’s in-charge inspector Monnaf Ali said an inquiry report is being prepared after recovering the body.
The body will be handed over to the family after the completion of legal processes.
Goalondo Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Ajijul Haque said the body will be handed over to the family without any postmortem if the family has no complaint and the district administrator permits. – UNB