Launch with 500 passengers runs aground in Bangladesh's River Meghna
At least 500 passengers are reportedly stranded on a launch, which has run aground in the Meghna River in Bangladesh.
According to the Daily Star, the vessel hit a hidden shoal in the Haim Char upazila of Chandpur last night.
Starting from Dhaka, the Patuakhali-bound MV Sattar Khan ran aground at Aktel point in the river around 11:00 p.m.
Till 10 a.m. this morning, the launch was still stuck in the river.
Another launch, the MV Rof Rof, has been sent to rescue the trapped passengers.
(Posted on 24-08-2014)