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Bulkhead sinks in Barishal

A sand-carrying bulkhead capsized in a Barishal river after hitting a passenger launch on Monday night.

Passengers of the Dhaka bound Morning Sun-9 said the speeding bulkhead hit the launch coming from Bhandaria of Pirozpur towards Dhaka at Mirerhat under Ujirpur upazila of Barishal and capsized.

Two people on the bulkhead went missing after the incident. They are Milon and Kalam Sizuddin of Nanduhar village under Swarupkathi upazila of Pirojpur.

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The launch has also been affected by the incident.

Later, the launch is anchored in the Chowdhuryhat area and all passengers are safe.

Ujirpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge Ali Arshad said they are on the spot.

"Efforts are on to find out the missing two people," he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh