Ferry capsizes with 14 trucks at Paturia Ghat

Staff Correspondent
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A ferry capsized near Pontoon No-5 at Paturia Terminal in Manikganj on Wednesday with 14 trucks, three covered vans, and seven motorcycles.

The rescue operation is underway at Amanat Shah Ferry.

No injuries or deaths were reported from the sinking ferry until 12:30pm on Wednesday.

Sareng Mukhlesur Rahman, in-charge of the ferry, said the ferry sank at one stage after unloading the vehicle.

Dino Moni Sharma, deputy director (Dhaka) of fire service confirmed the incident.

The incident occurred around 9:30am, said Zillar Rahman, deputy general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Paturia Ghat.

There is no report of casualties so far, he said.

Rescue efforts are underway. Deputy commissioner, superintendent of police, and fire service officials are present at the scene.

BIWTC Chairman Tajul Islam said, the Amanat Shah ferry capsized while anchoring at Paturia terminal, likely after hitting the pontoon.