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3 go missing as vessel sinks in Meghna

  • Published at 01:55 pm November 17th, 2019
Meghna River
File Photo of Meghna River Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Eight vessels were seized for violating laws

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

The incident occurred early Sunday.

Gazaria Naval Police In-Charge Abdur Razzak said: "Two of the missing workers are Aslam, 26, and Emdad, 40. The identity of the third worker is yet to be known."

Gazaria Coast Guard Petty Officer Abdus Samad said: "Eight vessels were seized and anchored in Gazaria ghat  on Saturday night for violating laws.

"A Dhaka-bound passenger launch hit the vessel, due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. Four workers fell into the water; one managed to swim back and the others went missing."

The petty officer said: "The launch headed towards Dhaka's Sadarghat, where the coast guard arrested the owner and the master of the launch. 

"The rescue operation is on."