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5 missing as boat capsizes in Shitalakkhya

24 Mar 2018, 10:02

NTV Online

Narayanganj: Five young men went missing as a boat sank in the Shitalakkhuya River after being hit by a cargo vessel in Rupganj Upazila on Friday night.

One of the missing youths was identified as Jasim Mohammad Raju, son of late Sirajul Islam, a resident of Bashabo area in the capital.

Quoting witnesses, ward councilor of Tarab Municipality Hamidullah said a group of 14 youths hired the boat from Demra for a pleasure trip.

The boat sank in the midriver in Rupashi Kazipara area after a sand-laden Bulkhead hit the boat from behind around 9pm, leaving the five youths disappeared in the river.

However, nine others managed to swim ashore.

A team of three divers from Demra Fire Service and Civil Defence is conducting a search to rescue the missing people.