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15 passengers stuck in crippled boat in river rescued after 999 call

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 22nd September, 2021 09:09:56 PM
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15 passengers stuck in crippled boat in river rescued after 999 call

 

Police rescued 15 passengers, including a women, from a crippled motor boat in Kocha river of Pirojpur after a passenger sought help by calling the national emergency helpline (999) on Wednesday.

Anwar Sattar, Inspector (Media) of 999, confirmed this information on Wednesday.

“Constable Anjan Barura received the call at 9:30pm on Tuesday from a boat passenger named Mizanur Rahman. The passenger informed him that 15 passengers of a crippled motor boat were stuck in Kocha river on way to Pirojpur Vandaria from Pirojpur Sadar. The boat is floating in the river now,“ Anwar Sattar said.

Later, the national emmergency helpline informed Indurkhani Police Station to rescue them.

After being informed, a rescue team of the police station rushed to the spot by a motor boat and rescued them with their crippled boat.