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Barishal ferry capsize toll rises to 4

Barishal ferry capsize toll rises to 4

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Barishal: The death toll from the ferry capsize in the Gazaria river of Barishal rose to four, with the recovery of the body of a four-year-old boy on Saturday, reports UNB.

While a mother-daughter duo drowned, the boy and two others went missing after their ferry capsized in the river off the coast of Mehendiganj upazila on Friday morning.

The deceased boy was identified as Ruhan Hawlader, son of Muntaj Hawlader of the Majhirchar area in the upazila.

“Local fishermen spotted the body, some six to seven kilometres from the accident spot, around 12pm and informed us. On information, police rushed to the spot,” said Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mehendiganj Police Station.