Printed on Thu Oct 06 2022 12:05:57 AM

Boat sinking at Turage river, death toll rose to 6

Staff Correspondent
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Boat sinking
Fire service divers have recovered the body of another woman (30) in a boat sinking in the Turag river at Gabtali in the capital. A total of six bodies have been recovered so far in the incident. Besides, another person is missing.

Rescue work is still ongoing.

Fire Service Station Officer and Public Relations Officer Raihan confirmed this information on Monday.

It is learned that the boat sank at around 5 am last Saturday. The dead included four children and two women.

Abul Basar, assistant director of the fire service, told, "18 passengers were coming from Aminbazar to Gabtali in a wooden boat. Most of them are day laborers. When the boat sank in the middle of the river Turag, 11 people swam to the shore.

Abul Basar added, "Even though the incident took place on Saturday morning, the fire service got the news at 8.50 a.m. Our diving team is trying to rescue the missing. Why the incident happened is also being investigated."

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