12 July 2020

2 drown, 30 go missing as boat capsizes in Jamuna River

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Two people drowned and 30 others went missing as a boat capsized in the Jamuna River in Chauhali upazila of Sirajganj on Tuesday.

Rashedul Islam Biswas, officer-in-charge of Chauhali Police Station, said the engine-run-boat with over 50 passengers on board was heading towards Chauhali from Enayetpur, reports United News of Bangladesh.

It sank around 1:30 pm near Sathalchar village of the upazila, he said adding that a number of passengers managed to swim ashore immediately.

On information, members of Police and Fire Service went to the spot and started rescue operation. The bodies of a child and an elderly man have so far been retrieved, he added. 

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