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Apr 27, 2015

18:38:51 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Asia - Bangladesh


EDIS Number: VI-20150424-47933-BGD
Date / time: 24/04/2015 18:34:05 [UTC]
Event: Vehicle Accident
Area: Asia
Country: Bangladesh
State/County: Chittagong Division
Location: [Sandwip Channel]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: 12 person(s)
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

All 12 crew members of a boat had a lucky escape when a vessel carrying 900 tonnes of coal sank in Bangladesh today after hitting a buoy. All 12 crew on board 'MV Master Sohag' were rescued by nearby ships after accident in Chittagong port's Sandwip Channel. Ataul Kabir Ranju, deputy director of the private organisation that operated the vessel, said the ship was on its way to Khulna, bdnews24 reported. "It sank after hitting a buoy at Bhasantek around 2 pm," he said.

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