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Published : Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 at 1:21 PM  Count : 477

Passenger-carrying microbus falls into river in Daulatdia ghat

Passenger-carrying microbus falls into river in Daulatdia ghat

A passenger-laden microbus fell into the River Padma on Tuesday after the wire of a pontoon at Daulatdia ghat 5 in Rajbari was torn by nor'wester.

Goalundo ghat police OC Abdullah Al Tayeeb said fire service divers are conducting the rescue operation.

Daulatdia River Police outpost in-charge inspector Abdul Monnaf said  a Dhaka-bound microbus,  was boarding on utility ferry 'Madhabilata' around 11:15am.

But, the wire of the pontoon tore apart and it went into the river as a nor'westar suddenly pounded the ghat.

Officials of the local administration, BIWTC,BIWTA, local police and river police are on the spot.

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