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Sundarbans-bound tourist launch sinks in River Pasur

A Sundarbans-bound tourist launch capsized after getting stuck on a shoal of the River Pasur early Friday.

The launch had 33 tourists on board, but no casualty was reported, Tour Association of Sundarbans Joint Secretary General Majharul Haque said.

Tourist launch Discovery started toward Hiran Point on Thursday night with a team from Faridpur’s Boalkhali. But it got stuck on a shoal in Batiaghata upazila’s Katianangla, at 4am on Friday, due to low tide.

All the tourists managed to land on the shoal when the launch started to sink, Majharul said.

“The tourists finally canceled the trip and returned home early Friday.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh