At least 25 went missing after an engine-run boat capsized in Guptachara area of Sandwip yesterday evening, Agencies report.
Around 55 passengers were on board when the boat capsized there around 7:45pm, police sources said. Some 15 to 16 people managed to swim ashore while the rest of the victims remain missing.
The people were being ferried to Guptachara ghat of Sandwip after they came there from Kumiraghat of Chittagong by a sea truck.
The sea was very turbulent due to a depression prevailing over the bay, Patenga Met Office sources said.
Some 20-25 people are missing said Officer-in-Charge of Sandwip Police Station Shamsul Islam, adding that coast guard members went to the spot to rescue the missing people.