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Forty five Bangladeshi National missing in Mediterranean boat capsize : foreign ministry

Forty five Bangladeshi National missing in Mediterranean boat capsize : foreign ministry

Dhaka, May 15 ( UNI) An official in Bangladesh foreign ministry on Tuesday said around 40-45 Bangladesh nationals remain missing after Friday's boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe from Libya.

ASM Ashraful Islam, labour counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli said " Two boats - one carrying around 50 and another 70 people - set out at the same time on the night of 9 May. The first one possibly reached Italy while the second one capsized.

According to him 14 Bangladesh nationals rescued from the capsized boat and one body was recovered. The deceased identified as Uttam Kumar, hailing from Naria, Shariatpur.

Earlier, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said around 30-35 Bangladesh nationals might have died in the boat capsize.The boat reportedly left from Libya's Zouara.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Libya SK Sekander Ali and labour counsellor Ashrasul Islam are now in Tunisia to assess the situation.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) confirmed the identities of 27 Bangladesh nationals who are feared dead in Friday's boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea.

BDRCS' Restoring Family Links (RFL) wing director Imam Zafar Sikder said they are in constant touch with Tunisia Red Cross Society, Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli and foreign ministry to get update on the matter.

Friday's accident was dubbed the deadliest migrant boat sinking since January by the International Organisation for Migration.

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