Ferries stuck mid-Padma as services halted on Daulatdia-Paturia route due to fog

The authorities have halted services as visibility falls

Rajbari Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 14 Jan 2023, 07:37 PM
Updated : 14 Jan 2023, 07:37 PM

Two ferries with passengers on board are stranded in the middle of the Padma river as dense winter fog has forced authorities to halt services on the Daulatdia-Paturia route.

Md Khaled Newaz, a deputy general manager with Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, said they suspended the services around 9:30pm on Saturday as visibility fell to zero.

The ferries Rajanigandha and Faridpur were stranded mid-river at that time, he said.

Some vehicles were also stranded in the piers, said the BIWTA official.

The authorities could not confirm when the services would resume.

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