Cargo vessel capsizes after head-on collision with launch in Kirtonkhola

Sun Online Desk

15th December, 2019 09:05:21 printer

Cargo vessel capsizes after head-on collision with launch in Kirtonkhola

A goods-laden cargo vessel capsized after colliding with a Dhaka-bound launch in the river Kirtankhola in Barisal Sadar upazila on Saturday night.

No reports of casualties or injuries were available immediately.

The launch with around 1,000 passengers on board anchored on a shoal as its deck got damaged in the collision.

MV Shahrukh-2, left Barguna launch terminal around 6:45pm but it hit a Cargo Vassel named MV Haji Md Dudu Mia at Kawa Kheyaghat area at around 10:00pm and the deck of the vessel was damaged.

The master of the launch decided to anchor MV Shahrukh-2 on an adjacent shoal for safety reasons.

 


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