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Fisherman goes missing as boat sinks in Arial Khan

A fisherman went missing in the Arial Khan River in Babuganj upazila of Barishal on Thursday after a boat sank in the river being hit by a launch.

The missing man was identified as Masum Khan, 30, son of Ismail Khan from the area.

Delwar Hossain, 25, who sustained injuries, was admitted in a local hospital rescued by the locals.

A diving team of the Fire Service and Civil Defence started a search operation from 9 am.

According to witnesses, Masum and Delwar went to catch fish in the river Thursday night.

When they were sleeping tying up the boat with paddla Poysharhat-bound launch hit the boat and it sank around 3am at Gazipur of Chandpasha union in the upazila, said Md Khorshed Alam, station officer of Barishal Naval Fire Service Station.

He said they are trying to rescue the missing fisherman.

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Environment Minister contracts Covid again

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the second time that he has contracted the virus, earlier was in August 2020.

The minister underwent RT-PCR test at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Wednesday as he had symptoms of the virus. The test result emerged positive, his Ministry said in a statement.

The minister is in isolation at his official residence, the Ministry said.

The Environment Minister was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) from August 12-20 in 2020 with Covid.

Source: United News of Bangladesh