All the 12 crew members of the barge, ''M V Prianka'', have been rescued by the local administration after receiving an SOS call from the vessel, the officials said.
The incident occurred early in the morning in the Hatania-Donia river in Namkhana, they said.
The left side of the barge is fully submerged in the river, they said.
"The barge M V Prianka was carrying a cargo load of about 800-900 tonnes of fly ash from Budge Budge jetty in West Bengal to Bangladesh. It was sailing during low tide and hit the submerged pontoon jetty," a barge operator told PTI.
The accident could have been averted had the state administration marked the area, he said. PTI BSM ACD DPB DPB
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