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Launch with 1500 passengers gets stuck in Meghna
Observer Online Report
Published : Friday, 19 December, 2014,  Time : 12:11 PM,  View Count : 31
Barisal: A launch with 1500 passengers on board got stuck in the Meghna river after hitting a hidden shoal at Miarchar in Muladi upazila early Friday.

Md Selim, supervisor of the lunch said, a Barisal-bound ‘Parabat-9’ launch hit an underwater shoal in the river around 3am due to dense fog.

Source said, the launch has a capacity for 800 people but is apparently carrying around 1,500.


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