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3 of a family die in Tangail boat capsize

07 January 2017,Saturday, 14:57



The bodies of three members of a family were recovered from the Konai river in Latifpur area of Mirzapur upazila in Tangail on Saturday morning after a boat capsized on Friday night.

The deceased were identified as Fulchand Begum, 65, wife of Sanwar Hossain, their son Anwar Hossain, 45 and Anwar’s wife Farida Begum, 40, residents of Takiya Kadma village of the upazila.

Ataur Rahman, in-charge of Tangail fire station, said the boat carrying 11 passengers sank in the river around 11 pm on Friday. All but the trio managed to swim ashore.

Later, a diver team of fire service retrieved their bodies from near the spot around 12pm.

 

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