Dhaka, April 15 -- The country's Safer Waterway Implementation Alliance (Nirapad Naupath Bastobayan Jote) Monday demanded a thorough judicial investigation into the Sadarghat launch tragedy on the Eid-ul-Fitr day (April 11) that claimed the lives of five people.

Leaders of the alliance attribute the tragic deaths to negligence and irresponsible actions by concerned individuals, a press release said.

The incident sparked outrage, with the negligence and reckless driving of the launches being strongly condemned.

On the afternoon of Eid, two launches were docked at pontoon number 11 of Dhaka Sadarghat, with insufficient space between them.

Despite this, another launch attempted to enter the pontoon recklessly, resulting in the rupture of...