Shipping minister gets stuck on Padma shoal

Our correspondent | Published: 13:05, Nov 08,2016 | Updated: 16:56, Nov 08,2016


The minister for shipping, Shajahan Khan, along with some party men got stuck in midriver of Padma River on Shimulia-Kawrakandi route in Munshiganj as the ferry carrying him got stranded on a shoal on Tuesday.

Executive engineer of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority dredging department Sultan Ahmed said around 10:00am the minister along with some party leaders was going to Madaripur through Kawrakandi route by RoRo ferry Golam Maola.

On the way, the ferry got stuck on a shoal at Lauhajang turning point, he said.

The authorities of BIWTA were trying to rescue the farry as several salvage ships rushed to the spot, he said.

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