Two women were killed and three other persons went missing as a passenger boat went down in Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila in Bogura on Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Zahura Khatun and Amen Khatun. However, the identities of the missing persons couldn’t be known immediately.Confirming the incident, Subrata, Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sariakandi Police station, said, “The accident has taken place around 11:45 am today.”
He also informed that “The boat, carrying around 50 to 60 passengers, capsized in the mid-river while heading toward Kalatoli area.”
Police are conducting a rescue drive with the help of local people, he added.