Clinker-laden vessel sinks in Rupsha

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 12 Oct 2016, 20:19:05

Clinker-laden vessel sinks in Rupsha

A cargo vessel carrying 850 tonnes of clinker capsized in the Rupsha River in Rupsha upazila of Khulna on Wednesday.

President of Khulna division chapter of Inland Vessel Owners’ Association Saiful Islam told a local news agency that the Khulna-bound ship, MV Tungipara, coming from Mongla sank in the river near the Rupsha Bridge around 5:30 pm after it developed a crack in the bottom.

However, the staff of the ship, owned by Jalal Uddin Rubel, managed to swim ashore.

Meanwhile, a rescue team started for the spot to salvage the sunken cargo, said Saiful Islam.—AR

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