Update March 21, 2016

Dhaka 8-29 pm, 16-January, 2021

BIWTA closed Shela river route in Sundarbans

Sumel Sarker

sundarbans Shela river

BIWTA closed Shela river route in Sundarbans

21 March 2016, Nirapad News: The Forest Department has filed a case seeking Tk 50 million in damages over the sinking of a coal-laden vessel in Sundarbans’ Sehla River.

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has temporarily closed the route through Shela River for commercial vessels.

The vessel ‘Sea Horse-1’ carrying 1,235 tonnes of coals sank after its bottom was ruptured on Saturday afternoon.

Efforts to salvage the vessel is yet to start nearly two days after the capsize.

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