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Taxicab falls into canal in Savar: Rescue operation continues

| Updated: July 22, 2019 17:57:10

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Rescuers continued their operation till Monday afternoon after a Taxicab plunged into a canal connecting to the Turag River at Aminbazar area of Savar upazila of Dhaka on Sunday night.

Divers along with three units of Fire service, naval police have been conducting the rescue operation in presence of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members and Savar Police.

The taxicab could not be traced till filing of this report around 12:05 pm on Monday, said AFM Sayed, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station.

Jasim Uddin Joy, a witness, said the Dhaka-bound yellow-coloured taxicab skidded off the approach road of the Salehpur Bridge and plunged into the canal around 8:00pm, reports UNB.

However, it was not clear how many passengers were inside the vehicle and what their fate was.

On information, naval police and divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence rushed to the spot around 8:45pm and launched a rescue operation.

The fate of the passengers and driver could not be known yet and none came to the spot seeking information about the passengers till Monday noon, the OC added.

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