Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Search for missing tourists in Kaptai lake boat capsize continues

Rescuers are scouring the river on Saturday in search of a woman and her son who had been missing since an overcrowded tourist boat sank on the Karnaphuli River on Friday.

Fire service and Bangladesh Navy resumed their search in the morning for Tumpa Majumder, 30, wife of Rajib Majumder, and her son Binoy, 5, hailing from Zorarganj in Mirsharai upazila in Chattogram district, said Ashraf Ahmed, upazila nirbahi officer of Kaptai.

Locals are also helping in the rescue operation, said Anwarul Islam Chowdhury, chairman of Chandraghona union parishad.

Earlier on Friday, the body of Deblila, 10, was retrieved from the river.

Tumpa and the two children went missing after the tourist boat carrying 53 passengers sank around 11am.