5 missing as boat capsizes in Shitalakkhya
24 Mar 2018, 10:02
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.