Five young men went missing as a boat sank in the Shitalakkhuya River after being hit by a cargo vessel in Rupganj Upazila under Narayanganj district on Friday night.
One of the missing youths was identified as Jasim Mohammad Raju, son of late Sirajul Islam, a resident of Bashabo area in the capital.
Quoting witnesses, ward councillor of Tarab Municipality Hamidullah said a group of 14 youths hired the boat from Demra for a pleasure trip. The boat sank in mid-river in Rupashi Kazipara area after a sand-laden bulkhead hit the boat from behind around 9 pm, leaving the five youths disappear in the river.
However, nine others managed to swim ashore, said an UNB report.
A team of three divers from Demra Fire Service and Civil Defence is conducting a search to rescue the missing people.