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760 tonnes clinker-laden vessel sinks in Rupsha

2016-10-12 20:55:36
760 tonnes clinker-laden vessel sinks in Rupsha

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Khulna:

A cargo vessel carrying 760 tonnes of clinker sank in the Rupsha river in Rupsha upazila of Khulna district Wednesday afternoon.

Secretary general of Khulna divisional Inland Water Transport Owner Association Md Saiful Islam said that the Khulna-bound ship "MV Tungipara" coming from Mongla sank in the river near the Rupsha Bridge around 5.30 pm after it developed a crack in the bottom, reports BSS.

Officer-in-charge of Rupsha Police Station Rafiqul Islam said, One Aminul Islam, master of the cargo vessel, filed a general diary with Rupsha Police Station in this connection.

Quoting GD, the OC said, at least 9 to 10 staffs of the cargo vessel managed to swim ashore.

Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 12, 2016

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