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Ferry capsize: Second master still missing

Update : 17 Jan 2024, 13:29

One crew member remains missing as a ferry capsized with nine vehicles in the Padma after being hit by a bulk carrier in Paturia this morning.

Deputy assistant director of fire service's media cell, Shahjahan Sikder said, the second master of the ferry, Humayun Kabir, 39, is missing. 

Rab Commander of Manikganj region Arifur Rahman told in media that there were a total of 10-15 people on board and all except Humayun Kabir were rescued. 

Earlier Deputy General Manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation's (BIWTC's) Aricha regional office Shah Md Khaled Newaz said, Rajanigandha, the ferry that runs on the Daulatdia-Paturia route, was stranded in the river in the morning due to dense fog near terminal-5 around 8:15am when it was hit by the bulk carrier. 

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