Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route were suspended due to thick fog on early Wednesday, reports UNB.

The authorities suspended the services at 5:00am due to poor visibility, said assistant general manager Zillur Rahman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority.

Out of the 15 ferries operating on the route, nine were stuck mid river, one at Paturia and five others at Daulatdia.

Several hundred vehicles remained stranded on both sides.

Poor visibility during winter regularly forces suspension of ferry services on the key route.