A trawler, with at least 50 passengers, seized in Sitalakhya River in Kaliganj Upazila of the Gazipur district on Sunday afternoon.
The accident took place at 4:00pm.
Locals rescued 26 people.
The trawler started journey from Mulgaon near RFL gate to Kaliganj sadar.
After some moments the trawler sank on the river.
Sub-inspector (SI) Tarikul Islam of Kaliganj police station said the incident took place during a collision between a passengers’ trawler and two other sand-laden trawlers.
The locals, police and fire service men are giving efforts to rescue the missing passengers.
A group of divers are heading towards the spot to join the rescue operation, the police official said.