One missing as boat capsizes in Kaptai

Our Correspondent . Rangamati | Published: 01:59, May 18,2019


A man remained missing and another received injuries as an engine boat capsized after a head-on collision with another boat in Kaptai Lake of Rangamati on Friday.
The missing man was identified as Uttam Kumar Dewan, 48, of Bara Harian in Barkal upazila. The injured was Othithi Dewan, sibling of Uttam.
Bara Harina Union Parishad chairman Nilamoy Chakma said Uttam and Othithi Dewan got on an engine boat carrying about seven passengers. The duo was off to see their ailing sister in Rangamati headquarters on Friday morning.
On the way to Rangamati, the boat collided with another boat at Maicchari of Barkal, which led to its capsize, he said.
There was strong current where the incident took place and Uttam went missing at the entry point to Karnaphuli from Kaptai Lake, the chairman said.
Othithi was admitted to Rangamati General Hospital. Other passengers managed to swim ashore.
Barkal police officer-in-charge Mofazzal Ahmed Khan said divers were searching for Uttam’s body.
But he remained missing as of 5:00pm, he added.

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