A university student drowned in the Meghna river while taking a selfie at Char Abdullapur village in Sadar upazila of Munshiganj on Monday.

The deceased was Md Fahim, son of Md Babul of Chandpur. He was a first year honour’s student of Daffodil International University in the capital.

Locals said Fahim and his friend Imran went to visit the char in the village. At one stage of taking selfies there in knee-deep water, Fahim went missing in the river around 10:30am.

On information, a Fire Service team rushed in and recovered the body around 5:30pm, said Md Abu Yusuf, senior station officer of Munshiganj Fire Service.

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