Chinese engineer goes missing in Padma river

Sun Online Desk

23rd June, 2021 01:52:55 PM printer

Chinese engineer goes missing in Padma river

A 25-year-old Chinese engineer working in the Padma Bridge Project has gone missing in the river near Shimulia ghat in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj, police said on Wednesday.

Joe has been tasked with the job of installing a power tower (number 13) of the National Grid as part of the multipurpose Padma Bridge project.

Sirajul Kabir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Mawa river police, said that a number of engineers and other workers stay at a makeshift camp near the ferry ghat in Louhajang and they use boats to go to the tower point in the river daily, reports UNB.

"On Tuesday night, Joe went to the tower point for work but went missing around 8:30pm. His colleagues alerted us after failing to locate him," the OC said.

On information, Coast Guard divers conducted a search operation in the river in the night only. "We are yet to find him," said the OC.