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16 rescued alive after speedboat capsizes in Padma

02 Aug 2016, 08:34

NTV Online

Munshiganj: All the 16 passengers of a speedboat were rescued alive after it capsized in the Padma River at Kathalbari of Shibchar upazila in Madaripur on Monday evening, reports UNB.

Sub-inspector Mosharraf Hossain, in-charge of Mawa River Police Camp, said the speedboat started for Shimulia ferry terminal from Kawrakandi with 16 passengers on board at about 7:15pm defying the ban.

On the way, the boat overturned in the middle of the river after a collision with a dredging pipe of BIWTA.

However, 14 passengers managed to keep them afloat holding the dredging pipe.

On information, a rescue team rushed in from Shibchar jetty and rescued them.

The Shibchar Police Officer-in-charge Zakir Hossain said the rest two passengers were also rescued.

However, the driver of the boat managed to flee.