A couple has been missing since a motorised boat sank during a storm in Rangamati’s Kaptai Lake on Wednesday afternoon.
Boatman Biton Chakma, however, had a narrow escape. He has been admitted to the Rangamati General Hospital, said Kotwali Police Station’s OC Sohel Imtiaz told journalists.
Couple Alamgir Patoari and his wife Irin Sultana Lina, both hailing from Comilla’s Goalgatha, were on a visit to Rangamati in the morning and went for a boat ride in the lake, he said.On their way back, they were caught in the storm in the middle of the lake in the Adar Pahar (hill) area, said Imtiaz.
Both the husband and the wife went missing, while the navy divers were able to rescue the critically injured boatman, he said.
The divers were continuing their search for the missing couple, he said.
The boat carrying the couple sank after being caught in a violent storm at around 4pm, said Md Akhlakhur Rahman, Manager of the Rangamati Government Tourism Complex, where the couple had put up.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Mostafizur Rahman confirmed that a team of naval divers had begun a search for the missing people soon after the accident. – bdnews24.com