Red Crescent opens hotlines
Published : Sunday, 12 May, 2019 at 9:27 PM Count : 281
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) on Sunday opened hotline numbers to establish contact with family members of the victims and survivors of Friday’s boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea.
The hotline numbers are 88-02-49354246 and 01811458521.
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 here to get update on the matter, UNB reports.
Around 75 migrants had left Libya's Zouara on the boat and a total of 37 Bangladeshis among others feared dead in the boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea.
While briefing reporters at his office on Sunday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said "30-35" Bangladesh nationals might have died in the boat capsize as 14 Bangladeshis have already been rescued among 51 them.
Friday's accident was dubbed the "deadliest migrant boat sinking since January" by the International Organization for Migration.
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