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Taxi cab falls into Turag River in Savar

  • Published at 11:26 pm July 21st, 2019
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People seen standing on the bank of Turag river where a taxi cab lost control and jumped into the river in Savar on Sunday, July 2019 Dhaka Tribune

It is believed that the cab was carrying two to three passengers during the accident

A yellow taxi cab has fallen into the Turag river near Salehpur bridge on the Dhaka-Aricha highway. 

Witnesses said the taxi cab lost control when it tried to overtake a passenger bus on the highway and jumped into the river at 8:30pm Sunday.

It is believed that the cab was carrying two to three passengers during the accident. 

Later, locals called 999 and called in the fire service to rescue the victims.

At 11:33pm, four units from the Fire Service and Civil Defense were conducting a rescue operation at the scene.