3 launches capsize in Shariatpur

:: People’s Time Online ::

At least 25 people have gone missing after three anchored launches capsized in Padma river in Nariya upazila of Shariatpur district.

The launches—MV Mouchak, MV Mahanagar and Nariya 2– capsized at Nariya Wabda Launch Ghat around 5:30am on Monday.

Shariatpur Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ehsan said: “Four launches were anchored in the ghat when a portion of a Char eroded into the river.

“Twenty-five people went missing when three of the launches capsized in the river. We have started the rescue mission.”

Locals said four to five others managed to swim to the shore.

Another launch–MV Shureshor 2, which was also anchored at the ghat drifted away by strong waves of the river.

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