Bodies of those who died in the fire on Barguna-bound launch MV Abhijan-10, reached Barguna General Hospital last night.
They were transported to Barguna from Jhalakathi under the supervision of Barguna district administration around 11:30 pm, reports our local correspondent.
Five of the bodies have been identified till this morning, and four were handed over to family members.
“The bodies were kept in the morgue of Barguna General Hospital last night. They will remain in the morgue for identification till 10 am,” said Barguna Civil Surgeon Dr. Maria Hasan.
“Relatives have been requested to identify the bodies at the hospital,” said Barguna Deputy Commissioner Habibur Rahman.
A control room has been opened in the district regarding the incident of fire on the launch, he also said.
The mobile number of the control room is 01716700270 and the landline number is 02478886248, he added.