2 go missing as bulkhead sinks after collision with launch in Barishal
A bulkhead sank in the Sandhya River after it collided with a Dhaka-bound launch in Barishal last night (August 8, 2022).
Two staffers of the bulkhead went missing following the collision, reports our Barishal correspondent quoting Wazirpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Fariha Tanzin.
The accident happened in Khejurtala area of Banaripara upazila around 10:30 pm when the launch was heading toward Dhaka from Bhandaria of Pirojpur, said Fariha.
The launch "Morning Sun" carrying 150 passengers was anchored at the Chowdhuryhat area after a crack developed on its keel following the collision, said the UNO.
All the passengers were safely removed from the launch, she added.