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LAUNCH RUNS AGROUND IN MEGHNA: 800 passengers rescued after 14hrs (video)

800 passengers rescued after 14hrs News Desk: Passengers of stuck MV Sattar Khan are being rescued with help of trawlers and another launch. Around 800 passengers of a launch that got stuck in Meghna river after hitting a hidden shoal in Haim Char upazila of Chandpur last night, were rescued after 14 hours. The Patuakhali-bound launch, MV Sattar Khan-1 hit an underwater shoal at Aktel Point in the river around 11:00pm, said Md Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Haim Char Police Station. Local administration came to know about the launch when Shariatpur police informed them around 8:00am. After a one-hour frantic effort, the authorities managed to locate the vessel, OC Moniruzzaman said. Primarily, some passengers were rescued by local trawlers and later another launch, MV Rof Rof, ...