2 workers missing as bulkhead laden with stones capsizes in Ctg
Published: 02:58 PM, 2 March 2021
Photo: Daily Bangladesh
Two workers were missing when a bulkhead (boat) laden with stones capsized after colliding with a pillar at Patiya in Chattogram.
The incident took place at the Kalarpol Bridge area of Murari Khal in the upazila on Tuesday morning.
The missing are Rahmat Ali and Abul Kalam Munshi. Fire service divers are working to rescue them.
Biplob Kumar Nath, leader of the fire service and civil defense diving team, said the bulkhead was carrying 700 tonnes of stones. Upon reaching the Kalarpol Bridge area, the floor of the bulkhead burst when it collided with an old pillar and capsized within a short time. Two workers at the bulkhead are missing.
He said the rescue operation was being hampered due to the water currents. We searched the sunken bulkhead.