Printed on Fri Aug 12 2022 6:33:48 AM

Cargo-ship rams launch in Shitalakshya

Staff Correspondent
Five people drowned and more than 12 passengers went missing as a launch capsized after being hit by a cargo-ship in the Shitalakshya River in Narayanganjthis afternoon.

The launch was carrying around 50 passengers from Narayanganj to Munshiganj.

Video footage shows a cargo ship MV Rupshi rammed over the launch.

"A fire service and civil defense rescue team already reached the spot," said Shahidullah Suman.

Shortly after the accident, the rescue authorities recovered two bodies.
One of the surviving passengers said around 10-15 people swam ashore.
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