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4 bodies of Bangladeshi nationals set to arrive home on Friday

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Update: 2020-01-15 20:36:25
4 bodies of Bangladeshi nationals set to arrive home on Friday

DHAKA: The four bodies of Bangladeshi nationals who drowned after capsize of their boat in Lake Van in eastern Turkey on December 25 are set to arrive home on Friday (January 17).

Bangladesh embassy to Turkey issued a press release in this regard on Wednesday (January 15).

A boat carrying migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan has sunk in Lake Van in eastern Turkey, with at least seven people dead, officials say.

Sixty-four people were rescued and taken to nearby hospitals and shelters.

The boat sank after capsizing as it approached Adilcevaz district in Bitlis, on the northern shores of the lake, the governor's office said.

Five people were found dead at the scene and two died at hospital.

BDST: 2035 HRS, JAN 15, 2020

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