This photo shows corpses recovered after a ferry accident in Bangladesh in 2020

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A photo has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows bodies recovered after a boat capsized in eastern Bangladesh on August 27, 2021. The claim is false: the image actually shows bodies recovered after a ferry accident in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka in June 2020.

The image was shared here on Facebook on August 28, 2021.

The post claims it shows the aftermath of a boating accident in the eastern district of Brahmanbaria.

The post's Bengali-language caption translates to English as: ‘‘The most poignant boat accident in Brahmanbaria’s history.

"The people of Brahmanbaria never experienced such deaths together. Until now 51 are announced dead in the incident.

"The people of Brahmanbaria are stunned in grief. May Allah grant them the highest place in heaven". 

More than 20 people died after a boat packed with passengers and a sand-laden cargo ship collided in Brahmanbaria on August 27, 2021, AFP reported.

The image was also shared here and here on Facebook with a similar claim. 

The image, however, has been shared in a false context.

A reverse image search on Google found a colour version of the photo published in this on Bangladeshi online news portal 

The report's title reads: "Bangladesh opens probe into deadly Buriganga launch disaster".

The photo was taken by Bdnews24 photographer Mahmud Zaman Ovi on June 29, 2020.

It was captioned: "Bodies recovered by rescuers are lined up after a launch sank on the Buriganga River near Dhaka's Shyambazar following a collision with another vessel on Monday".

At least 32 people died in the ferry accident in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, AFP reported on June 29, 2020.

Below is a screenshot comparison of the image in the misleading post (L) and the photo in Bdnews24's report (R): 


September 13, 2021 The type of the vessel in the 2020 accident being updated.