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Chinese engineer goes missing in Padma

Published : Wednesday, 23 June, 2021 at 10:31 AM  Count : 218

Chinese engineer goes missing in Padma

Chinese engineer goes missing in Padma

A 25-year-old Chinese engineer working in the Padma Bridge Project has gone missing in the river  near Shimulia ghat in Louhajang upazila of  Munshiganj, police said Wednesday, reports UNB.

Joe has been tasked with the job of installing a power tower (number 13) of the National Grid as part of the multipurpose Padma Bridge Project.

Sirajul Kabir, in-charge of Mawa River Police, said that a number of engineers and other workers stay at a makeshift camp near the ferry ghat in Louhajang and they use boats to go to the tower point in the river daily.

"On Tuesday night, Joe went to the tower point for work but went missing around  8.30 pm. His colleagues alerted us after failing to locate him," the OC said.

On information, Coast Guard divers conducted a search operation in the river in the night only. "We are yet to find him," the OC said.

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