13 sailors rescued as lighter vessel sinks in Cox’s Bazar

PV Desk : A lighter vessel has sunk off the Kutubdia coast in Cox’s Bazar.

Thirteen sailors were on board the vessel when it capsized in north-west Bay of Bengal around 4am Friday, said Md Saiful Aksar, Coast Guard Contingent Commander at Kutubdia.

All sailors were rescued by local fishermen before the coast guard reached the location, he said.

There is still no information on what goods the lighter was carrying or where it was headed.