20 missing as trawler capsizes in Turag river

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PNS Desk: About 20 passengers went missing after a trawler capsized in the river Turag at Ashulia of Savar, outskirt in the capital on Friday night.

The accident took place at around 8 pm when a sand-carrying bulkhead hit a passenger trawler near Rustompur area of Ashulia and the trawler capsized in the river, local people said.

The trawler carrying about 50 passengers was crossing the river Turag, police said.

Soon after the trawler capsized, most of its passengers however managed to swim ashore. But about 20 others remained missing, police and local people said.

On receiving the news, a rescue team of the local fire service reached the spot and started rescue operation for the missing.

Local people also took part with the rescue team of the fire service to rescue the missing.

PNS/Tamanna Khan