Three dead, two missing in Gaibandha boat capsize

Published: May 07, 2019 19:50:56 | Updated: May 10, 2019 19:09:29

Three people died and two others went missing when a boat capsized in the Brahmaputra River at Gidari in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.

The deceased were identified as Rokeya Begum, 45, wife of Insar Ali of Dhutichora village, Firoza Bewa, 40, wife of Aijol Munshi of South Gidari village, and Shanta Khatun, 10, daughter of Saju Mia of the upazila.

Harun-Or-Rashid, chairman of Gidari union parishad, said the boat with 50 workers sank in the middle of the river around 9:50am while going to a maize field, reports UNB.

Five people went missing while others managed to swim ashore, he said.

On information, divers from Rangpur Fire Service went to the spot and recovered the bodies of three people while the others remained missing.

Bakhtiar Uddin, station manager of Gaibandha Fire Service, said the boat sank due to overloading.

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