2 sisters die in Sirajganj boat capsize

Our Correspondent

10 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SIRAJGANJ: Two sisters drowned when a boat capsized in Jamuna River at Chauhali upazila of the district on Tuesday evening.

The deceased were identified as four-year-old Tania Khatun and four-month-old, daughters of Manirul Islam of Panchbangla village in Shahjadpur upazila of the district.

Locals said the boat, carrying a 15 people including the sisters, sank in the river due to due to strong current in the river while they were going to Jorota School Ghat in Shahjadpur from Jotpara Ghat in Chauhali.

A total of 12 passengers managed to swim ashore.

Later, the bodies of the siblings were recovered while another still is missing.