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Rescue operation continues as Taxi falls into Turag
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Rescue operation continues as Taxi falls into Turag

Diver teams from Savar, Mirpur and Banani fire service stations conducting a search and rescue operation after a taxi cab fell into the river at Aminbazar area in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka after its driver lost control on July 21, 2019. Photo: Photo collected

Rescuers continued their operation till Monday afternoon after a Taxicab plunged into a canal connecting to the Turag River in Aminbazar area on the outskirts of the capital on Sunday night.

Divers along with three units of Fire service, naval police have been conducting the rescue operation in presence of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members and Savar Police.

The taxicab could not be traced till filing of this report around 12:05 pm on Monday, said AFM Sayed, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station.
Jasim Uddin Joy, a witness, said the Dhaka-bound yellow-colored taxicab skidded off the approach road of the Salehpur Bridge and plunged into the canal around 8pm.

However, it was not clear how many passengers were inside the vehicle and what their fate was.

On information, naval police and divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence rushed to the spot around 8:45pm and launched a rescue operation.

The fate of the passengers and driver could not be known yet and none came to the spot seeking information about the passengers till Monday noon, the OC added.