Three workers went missing as a sand-laden vessel sank after being hit by a launch in the river Meghna in Gazaria upazila of Munshiganj early Sunday, reports UNB.

Two of the missing workers are Aslam, 24, and Emdadul, 38.

The vessel capsized in the Gazaria Launch terminal area around 5:50am after being hit by the Sadarghat-bound launch MV Kirtonkhola-2, said Gazaria police station officer-in-charge Harun-ur- Rashid.

The workers of the sand-laden vessel were asleep during the collision, he said.

Coastguard station officer MM Asif said they arrested masters Md Shaidul Islam, Jahangir Hossain and Yunus over the accident.

Shaidul claimed that the accident took place due to poor visibility caused by dense fog.