• Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
  • Last Update : 05:28 am

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."

57
Facebook 52
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail