Worker missing as C'nawabganj sand-lifting boat sinks

Worker missing as C’nawabganj sand-lifting boat sinks


Dhaka, Sept 23 – A sand lifting worker went missing as a boat capsized in the Mahananda river of Diyardhainagar Dakhshinchora area under the Sadar Upazila of Chapainawabganj on Friday while he was lifting sand along with three other co-workers.The missing worker was identified as Ibrahim, son of Jahiruddin, a resident of Ranibarichandpur village in Chakkirti union of Shibganj Upazila.
Asadur Rahman Mannu Miah, Gobratola union Parishad chairman, said that the boat sank in the river around 11:00 am as four workers were lifting sand.
Ibrahim went missing after the incident while others managed to swim ashore.
On information, a team of divers came to the spot around 1:00 pm and continued rescue operation till 8:00 pm but could not trace the missing worker.
The rescue drive was scheduled to resume on Saturday morning, said diver Nurun Nabi, leader of the diver team. – UNB


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