Passenger-carrying microbus falls into river in Daulatdia ghat
Published : Tuesday, 11 May, 2021 at 1:21 PM Count : 477
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.