Three missing students found dead in Cox’s Bazar river

Rescuers still searching for remaining two students

Published: July 14, 2018 19:59:32 | Updated: July 15, 2018 11:37:08

Three of the five students who went missing while bathing in Matamuhuri river in Cox’s Bazar were found dead.

Rescuers are still searching for the remaining two students, reports

All of them were students of Chakaria Grammar School adjacent to the river.

The accident took place near Matamuhuri Bridge on Saturday afternoon, said Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, chief of Chakaria Police Station.

The missing students have been identified as Md Sayeed, Aminul Hossain, Md Farhan, Turja Bhattacharya and Sohrab Hossain.

Sayeed, Aminul, Farhan and Turja were the tenth graders while Sohrab was the eighth grade student.

After finishing the exams, some students were playing football at a playground near the school and six of them went bathing in the river around 5pm, said Chowdhury.

 “One of them swam ashore and five went missing as they were hit by a strong current of the river,” he said citing teachers and students.

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