Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Man goes missing as boat sinks

CHANDPUR: A man went missing after a boat capsized in the Dhangoda river in Chandpur district on Friday, police said on Saturday.

The missing man was identified as Hazrat Ali, 39, a boatman and a resident of Kawadi Nandanpur village of Daudkandi upazila (Cumilla).

According to police, the brick-laden boat capsized in the river at Nandalalpur around 5pm on Friday.

Locals said that the boat sank in the river as strong wave hit it while a speeding trawler was crossing the area.

He managed to save his 4-year old son Hasib and 10-year old nephew Imran before he drowned.

Officer-in-charge of Matlab Uttar Police Station Md Shajahan Kamal said that fire service divers have been conducting a rescue operation since Friday night but couldn’t find his body yet.