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3 including 2 siblings die as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra

22 Sep 2018, 21:09


Narsingdi: Three children, including two siblings, died as a boat capsized in the Brahmaputra River in Belabo upazila on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Nila Akhtar, 16, daughter of Badal Mia of Jangagua village in Belabo upazila, her cousin, Samia Akhtar, 8, daughter of Saiful Islam ofBansgarivillage in the upazila and Samia’s brother, Tamim Mia, 6.

The victims along with their relatives went on a pleasure trip in the afternoon, but it sank due to strong current in the river, said Jabed Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Belabo Police Station.

However, other passengers of the boat managed to swim ashore but the trio drowned, he said.

Locals rescued the children and rushed them to Bhairab Upazila Health Complex where the duty doctors declared them dead, the OC added.