Lighter vessel sinks near Ctg port: Another body recovered

The body of another worker, who went missing after a lighter vessel sank in the outer anchorage area of Chattogram port, was recovered on Tuesday, raising the death toll from the incident to two.

The deceased was identified as Nurul Absar Lavlu, 37, a resident of Dakshin Bhuiyan village in Mirsarai upazila.

Mohammad Ekram Ullah, in-charge of Kumira Naval Police, said local people spotted the floating body of Lavlu near the coastal area of Bhatiari of Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram district at noon and informed police.

On information, naval police recovered the body with the help of a local people.

Two workers are still missing, sources said.

Earlier on Saturday, eight crew members went missing after the lighter vessel carrying cement and clinker sank in the outer anchorage area of Chattogram port.

According to Chattogram port sources, the lighter vessel — Titu-14 — sank in the Bay of Bengal following a collision with a dredger in the outer anchorage area of the port.

The Coast Guard members managed to rescue nine of the 13 crew members of the vessel while four remained missing.

Source: United News of Bangladesh