Pakistan saddened over deaths in Bangladesh

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,” Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said in a tweet.

He 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 spokesperson 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.