Garment worker goes missing in Gazipur trawler capsize

UNB | Published: July 17, 2017 11:00:59 | Updated: October 24, 2017 07:55:25

A female garment worker went missing as a trawler capsized in Sitalakhya River in Kapasia upazila on Sunday night.

The missing worker has been identified as Selina Akhter, daughter of Gias Uddin, a resident of Bhiti Para village of the upazila.

Abu Bakar Siddique, officer-in-charge of Kapasia Police Station, said that the engine-run trawler carrying garment workers numbering 20 to 25 was heading to Singhosri Bazar Kheyaghat of Kapasia upazila from Bormi Bazar in Sreepur upazila sank in the mid-river around 9:30pm after being hit by a sand-laden boat.

All but Selina managed to swim ashore, said the OC.

A four-member diver team resumed rescue operation on Monday morning as they had to suspend the drive on Sunday night for strong current in the river, said Akhteruzzaman Liton, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence.

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