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Coal laden cargo capsizes in Pashur river near Sundarbans


A cargo vessel carrying 510 tonnes of coal capsized in the Pasur river in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans on Tuesday night.
Sub-inspector Md Nazrul Islam, officer-in charge of Chandpai Navy police camp, said a Khulna-bound coal laden cargo ship named ‘MV GR Raj’ from Mongla Port capsized with 510 tonnes of coal at Beauty Market area in the Pasur river near the Sundarbans as the keel of the ship was fractured around 9pm.Later, locals rescued the 10 crews of the vessel from the river in a trawler.A three member probe committee, headed by assistant forest conservator (Chandpai Range) of the Forest Department Md Belayet Hossain, has been formed in this connection.The committee has been asked to submit the report within Wednesday.Md Saidul Isalm, Divisional Forest Officer of Sundarbans East Zone said the sunken coal laden cargo may harm the ecosystem of the Sundarbans, world’s largest mangrove forest.The salvage operation of the cargo did not start till the filing of the report around 1am on Wednesday. -UNB, Bagerhat


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