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2 workers go missing as stone-laden vessel sinks in Karnaphuli River

  • Published at 02:47 pm March 2nd, 2021
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Birds eye view of a portion of the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong Wikimedia Commons

Efforts are underway to rescue those missing

At least two workers went missing as a stone-laden vessel sank in the Karnaphuli River at Kalarpole in Patiya upazila in Chattogram district on Tuesday.

Those who went missing are, Abul kalam Munshi and Rahmat Ali.

Biplab Kumar Nath, an official of Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the vessel carrying 700 tons of stone sank in the river around 9:30am after it hit a pillar of Kalarpole Bridge in Murari canal of Patiya upazila.

Local people managed to rescue 27 workers of the vessel while the two remained missing.

There were 24 stone workers and five staff in the vessel.

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