Manikganj boat capsize: 2 more bodies found; death toll reaches 5

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5th August, 2020 03:30:46 printer

Manikganj boat capsize: 2 more bodies found; death toll reaches 5

Two more bodies of minors were recovered on Wednesday morning after a boat capsized at Charmastul area in Doulatpur upazila of Manikganj on Tuesday, raising the death toll to five.

The deceased were identified as Ziaul Haque, 13, Roksana, 17, Mithila, Hanufa, 30 and Shanto, 12.

The incident took place around 1:45 pm when a boat carrying seven people including the three sank in the waterbody while going to Charmastul to visit Hanufa’s sister’s house during storm.

Three siblings drowned in the waterbody while Hanufa’s daughter Mithila, 12 and Roksana’s son Shanto, 11 went missing.

However, Hanufa’s husband Abdul Haque and nephew Monir were rescued alive.

Hasmat Ali, inspector (investigation) of Doulatpur Police station, confirmed the matter.


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