Two women died while five others remained missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi Upazila of Bogura district on Tuesday, reports UNB.
The deceased were identified as Amena Begum, 58, wife of Monser Ali of Chaluabari union and Johra Begum, 30, wife of Yusuf Ali of Jamalpur’s Madarganj Upazila.
Shawkat Ali, Chairman of Chaluabari Union Parishad in the upazila, said the boat was heading towards Kalitala Ghat from Manikdair Char with more than a hundred passengers on board.
The river craft capsized in the river at 11:30 am as its bottom was damaged.
Although most of the passengers managed to swim ashore, seven went missing.
Later, floating bodies of the two women were rescued from the river.
Anisur Rahman, assistant director of Bogura Fire Service, said two firefighting units are working to rescue the missing five.