Sand-laden vessel sinks in Meghna, one missing

A 55-year-old crew member of a sand-laden vessel went missing after it sank following a collision with a launch in the Meghna river off the coast of Charkishoregnj in Munsiganj on Wednesday night.

The victim was identified as Lashkar Motaleb of Bhola district.

Inspector Zahurul Haque of Kalagachia river police, said the ill-fated vessel, ‘Makam-3’, with six crew members on board, capsized in the river after being hit by Barishal-bound ‘MV Surovi-7’ launch around 11pm.

“Lashkar could not get out of the sunken vessel,” said Sabuj, another crew member.

‘MV Surovi-7’ was anchored after the accident. “The passengers of the launch escaped unhurt,” the police officer said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh