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Cargo sank off In Mongla Fairway    

13 Jan, 2017 14:50:34

Dhaka:A bulk cargo carrying at least 1,000 tons coal sank off Sundarban coast on Friday. The vessel ‘MV Aijgati’ sank in the Passur River mouth’s Mongla Fairway Buoy area, just 12 kilometers south of Sundarban forest reserve.

A crack developed at the bottom of the vessel that caused the accident at 7:30 am, 16 people on board were rescued.

Earlier the vessel left the Mongla port and was heading towards Nawapara in Jessore, the port officials said.