5 of a family drowned in Manikganj boat capsize


MANIKGANJ, Aug 5, 2020 (BSS) – Five persons of a family mostly women and children drowned when a mechanized boat capsized at Charpara village under Daulatpur upazila of the district on Tuesday afternoon.

Three bodies have been rescued yesterday after one hour of the incident whiles the rest two others were rescued this morning.

Family and locals said, the family members met the tragic incident when they were going to their relative’s house for post Eid reunion by a country made boat to Charmastul village from their own village home Abudanga.

The boat owned by the family abruptly met the stormy wind and capsized while it was running over the huge flood water at around 2 pm yesterday.

All seven passengers including boatman fell on the deluge and went missing.

Two of them, boatman Abdul Huque, husband of Honufa and Monir, son of Roksana were rescued alive after nearly one hours of the incident.

The deceased were identified as Honufa Begum (32), her sister Roksana (30), their brother Riazul (25), Shanto (12), son of Roksana and Mithila (10) daughter of Honufa.

Hashmat Ali, Inspector (investigation) of Daulatpur Police Station confirmed the incident today and said the process for burial of the dead is on.