A ferry called “Rajnigandha” sank in the Padma around 8:30 AM today after hitting the bulkhead in thick fog in Paturia, Manikganj. The ferry was carrying 9 trucks—7 big ones and 2 small ones—and 10 to 15 people on board, including truck drivers, helpers, and ferry officials. All of the people inside were saved, except for assistant engine officer Humayun Kabir.
Arifur Rahman, who is in charge of RAB’s Manikganj region, said that the Navy’s dive team is patrolling with speedboats. The relief operation hasn’t started yet, but the rescue ship Hamza from the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority is on its way from Daulatdia to help.