Two die as boat sinks in Kaptai Lake

Kaptai LakeSupriya Chakma

Two people died as a passenger carrying boat capsized in Kaptai Lake in Rangamati on Monday evening. Three more people have been admitted to the hospital in this incident. 

According to the police and eyewitnesses, an engine-run boat was heading towards Reserve Bazar from the suspension bridge with 56 passengers onboard.

When the boat reached the old Rajbari DC area around 6:30 pm, it crashed into the trunk of a tree and sank in the lake. Upon hearing the news, fire service rushed to the spot and rescued five from the water.     

The deceased are: China Rani Borman, 57, and Pushpa Rani Borman,70 while the injured ones are Mina Rani,50, Sachin Dev Borman, 68, and Nomina Borman, 5, who are undergoing treatment in the hospital.   

Residential physician of Rangamati general hospital Md Showkat Akbar told Prothom Alo that five people were hospitalised. Of them, two died while the remaining three are undergoing treatment in the hospital.