Death on the river Meghna

by rahnuma ahmed

Inconsolable after the loss of family members a man grieves after the sinking of MV Shariatpur-I. Photo:?AFP

It is a tragedy, born of corruption, carelessness and indifference.
Although the tragedy repeats itself, year in, year out, each launch disaster, each ferry capsized that leaves hundreds dead, some missing, that leaves families devastated, or truncated — for often, it is not only a lone member who has drowned but many — 2-3, 4-5, at times, 9-11, for blood ties here are not precisely, authoritatively defined as they are in the west, they extend outwards, bringing many into their fold — is a tragedy of epic proportions. Continue reading “Death on the river Meghna”