Mother, son drown as boat sinks in Narail

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A woman and her son drowned and five others went missing after a boat capsized in the Nabaganga River in Narail's Kalia upazila on Friday night, reports UNB. 

The incident took place around 8:30 pm when the boat with 17 people on board was going to Bahirdanga from Baghbari of Kalia municipality, according to Tasmeem, office-in-charge (OC) of Kalia police station.

The deceased were identified as Nazma Begum, 25, of Babupur village and her 3-year-old son Nashim.

Ten passengers managed to swim ashore while the remaining five are still missing, said the OC. 

Fossiar Rahman, a resident of Kalia municipality, said Nazma Begum along with her son was going to her father's place in Bahirdanga village. The accident might have taken place due to overloading. 

"We are conducting a search and rescue operation for the missing passengers," said OC Tasmeem, adding that the bodies will be handed over to their families after due process.