12 missing as engine boat capsizes in Turag near Dhaka

Savar, Oct 5 – At least 12 people remained missing after a trawler capsized in Turag River in Ashulia on Friday evening. Firefighters from Tongi and Ashulia fire service stations rushed there and with the help of locals begun search and rescue operations, said Shahab Uddin Madbar, Ashulia Union Parishad Chairman.
The trawler carrying 25 people on board was capsized in the middle of the river after being hit by a sand-laden cargo while it was moving towards Rustampur in the evening, according to witnesses.
All the passengers fell in the water, they said.
Later, locals rescued 13 people from the river while 12 others still remained missing.
The identities of the missing could not be known immediately, said Rezaul Haq Dipu, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station. – UNB