Boat capsizes in Rajshahi, two missing

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RAJSHAHI, Sept 25, 2020 (BSS)- Two persons went missing as a boat capsized in the Padma River adjacent to Harupur area in the city this afternoon.

A diver team from the local station of the Department of Fire Service and Civil Defence (DFSCD) rescued 13 people alive through their hectic efforts amid strong current.

The two missing persons are Suchona, 22, a student of Rajshahi University, and Rimon, 14, a class eight student.

Zakir Hossain, assistant director of DFSCD, told BSS that an engine-run boat carrying 15 persons suddenly capsized when they were on a pleasure trip in the river in the afternoon.

The diver team rescued 13 of those in association with the local people. But two of them went missing.

Of the rescued persons, two were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.