Cargo cargo sinks in Karnafuli estuary 3 missing

The boatman who went missing is missing. Hossain (Photo: Daily Odhikar)

Three people are missing after a cargo boat sank in a collision with a tanker ship at the mouth of Karnafuli in Chittagong. The accident took place at 4 am on Monday (February 15) near Bayar No. 5 at the mouth of the Karnafuli River west of Anwar Parki Beach.

After the sinking, two teams of the Navy and the Coast Guard conducted rescue operations, but the missing persons were not found till the writing of this report. However, the Coast Guard said it was working to rescue the sunken boat and remove it from the port entrance.

The owner of the missing boat, Zakaria Saudagar, a resident of Kutubdia, said he was caught in thick fog on his way to Kutubdia from Chaktai in Chittagong on Monday morning. At that time, a tanker collided with a ship and the cargo sank with goods worth Rs 60 lakh. Although 9 of the 12 boatmen were rescued at the time, Saidul Karim (60), Abul Kashem (58) and Mohammad Hossain (55) of Kutubdia are still missing.

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Confirming the matter, Coast Guard East Zone Staff Officer (Operations) Habibur Rahman said two teams of Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard are carrying out rescue work. The sunken boat is being removed.


Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.

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