4 burnt in fishing boat fire, 4 missing21 September 2014
Four boatmen sustained burn injuries and four more went missing in a fire of engine fishing boat in Feringi Bazar area of Karnaphuli River under Sadarghat thana in the port city yesterday .
The reasons of fire could not be known immediately. The injured are - Nur Uddin, 43, Liton, 30, Akber, 30 and Alamgir, 45. Amongst them, Liton's condition is critical. Sadarghat thana police sources said coast guard forces on patrol here in cooperation of other boats in the river rescued the fire victims from the boat and later sent to Chittagong Medical College hospital .
The injured are not under treatment in burn unit of the hospital, sources said. Another boatman(maji) of nearby boat Jahangir told the fire services men that there are 8 boatmen on board and the remaining four went missing
Eye witnesses sources said the fire originated around 10:55am and soon smoke covered the entire area.
Fire Services sources said that on information, a fire fighting unit rushed to the spot and a coast guard team took position in the area. The fire afftected fishing boat - FV Sanjida Akher and Haji Monir Ahmed is the owner of it, sources said.