An oil tanker has sunk in the Meghna river in Bhola after being hit by a sand barrage. The ship’s crew was rescued safely.
Coast Guard South Zone Media Officer KM Shafiul Kinjal said that the oil tanker Sagar Nandini-2 sank in Tulatuli Meghna River of Sadar Upazila around 4 am on Sunday.
The staff of the rescued ship said that on Saturday, the ship loaded 900 tons of octane and diesel from Chittagong Port and left for Padma Oil Company’s Depur at Ghat No. 5 of Chandpur. In the cottony cloudy river, the sandy ballgate pushed the ship from behind.