3 die as passenger vessel hits bulkhead in Turag

2021-10-09, 5:09pm Accidents

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Three persons drowned while four others went missing after a passenger vessel sank in the Turag River .

Savar, Oct 9 :  Three persons drowned while four others went missing after a passenger vessel sank in the Turag River off the coast of Savar following a collision with a bulkhead on Saturday.

The identities of the missing could not be known immediately.

Kazi Mazharul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Savar Police Station, said the Gabtoli-bound vessel with 15 people on board capsized in the river after hitting the bulkhead off the coast of Savar's Aminbazar on the outskirts of Dhaka this morning.

While eight people managed to swim to safety, seven others went missing. 

On information, divers from the local fire service station rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation.

The bodies of two children and a woman were subsequently fished out of the river, said Raihanul, station officer (media) of Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters, reports UNB.