20 missing as trawler capsizes in Meghna
16 Jan 2019, 16:02
Munshiganj: At least 20 people went missing as a soil-laden trawler capsized in the Meghna River at Charjhapta in Sadar upazila on Wednesday.
Faruk Ahmed, UNO of Sadar upazila, said a soil-laden trawler with 34 workers from Cumilla sank in the river after being collided with an oil-laden tanker while heading towards Fatulla in Narayanganj in the morning, reports the UNB.
A total of 14 workers managed to swim ashore while 20 remained missing, he added.
All of the workers hailed from Pabna and Sirajganj districts.
On information, police, fire service and coast guard members went to the spot and started the rescue operation.