Woman drowns, another missing in Gaibandha boat capsize

18 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

GAIBANDHA: A woman drowned and another person went missing as a small boat with eight people on board sank in the Brahmaputra River in Fulchhari Upazila on Sunday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Moyna Begum, 35.

District Fire Service and Civil Defence station officer Bokhtiar Uddin said the Charmanikgram- bound small boat capsized near Hatuvangarchar in the river around 6:30 pm.

Six of the passengers managed to swim ashore while two remained missing, he added.

Later, Moyna’s body was recovered from the river.