Alexa Taxicab, which falls into Turag, not traced even after 11 hrs

Dhaka, Monday   19 August 2019

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Taxicab, which falls into Turag, not traced even after 11 hrs

 Savar Correspondent  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:43 AM, 22 July 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The location of a taxi cab, which fell into Turag river at Aminbazar area in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka on Sunday night, could not be traced even after 11 hours. 

The Dhaka-bound taxi cab has fallen into the river near Aminbazar Bridge around 8:30 pm after it lost control. 

It was yet to be known how many passengers were inside the vehicle. 

On information, diver teams from Savar, Mirpur and Banani fire service stations went to the spot and began a search and rescue operation. 

Anwarul Haque, commander (Dhaka Zone-4) of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said a five-member diver team has been trying to rescue the taxi from 1:00 pm. But the location of the taxi in the river could not be ascertained yet. 

The search operation was still ongoing, the official said, adding that there is a strong current in the river.

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