12 December 2019

3 missing as sand-laden vessel sinks in Meghna

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Three workers went missing as a sand-laden vessel sank after being hit by a launch in the Meghna River in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj district early Sunday.

Two of the missing workers are Aslam, 24, and Emdadul, 38.

The vessel capsized in the Gazaria Launchghat area around 5:50am after being hit by Sadargaht-bound launch ‘MV Kirtonkhola-2’, said Harun-ur-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Gazaria Police Station.

The workers of the sand-laden vessel were asleep during the collision, he said.

Coastguard Station Officer MM Asif said they arrested masters Md Shaidul Islam, Jahangir Hossain and Yunus over the accident.

Shaidul claimed that the accident took place due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.


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