8-yr-old boy missing as speedboat overturns in Padma

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

MissingA young boy went missing after a speed boat sank in the Padma River on Tuesday morning, reports UNB.

The boy is Deen Islam Hossain, 8, son of Siddiqur Rahman of Mollar Hawla village in Kauarchar of Barishal.

Md Aminul Islam, in-charge of Mawa river police camp, said a speed boat overturned because of strong wind while going to Kathalbari terminal from Shimulia around 8:00am.

It was carrying 19 passengers.

Other speed boats rescued 18 passengers but Deen Islam remained missing, Aminul said. Members of Bangladesh Army, Fire Service and River Police are scouring the river.

The eight-year-old, a grade three student, was going to his village home with his father Siddiqur Rahman and uncle Babul Hawlader from Dhaka.

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