3-launch sink in Naria, 30 missing

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Shariatpur, September 11: At least 30 people were missing after sunken three anchoring launch in Naria under Shariatpur district early Monday.According to witnesses, the three launches were sunken at Wapda launch ghat due to erosion and strong current.

The incident took place at about 5:00am.

The three launches are—Mouchak-4, Mohanagari and Naria-1.

Motahar Hossain, a lessee of Wapda Launch Ghat said that suddenly the launches sunk in the river after severing the pontoon due to strong current.

At least 30 employee were in three launches—but they have no trace till filling this report at 9:48am.

Officer in-charge of Naria police station Aslam Uddin said that the fire fighters reached the ghat and started searching work.