3 go missing as sand-laden bulkhead capsizes in Padma

Three sand collecting labourers went missing as a sand-laden bulkheads capsized in River Padma at Kumarbhog area of Munshiganj with 58 labourers and crew onboard on Saturday afternoon.
The bulk-head were heading for Baktabali of Narayanganj after collecting sand at Bhagyakul of Munshiganj.
As it reached Kumarbhog, it sunk in Padma due to heavy current in inclement weather at around 2:30pm, said Munshiganj additional superintendent of police ABM Masud. Twenty six of the labourers and crew could swim ashore,he said. Assistant police superintendent M Shamsuzzman in the evening said another engine-boat passing by could rescue 29 workers but failed to reach shore for strong current. Later they landed somewhere downstream, he said. Now the number of missing people lowered to three.

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