Jamuna boat capsize kills 2 women

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Two women died and five others remained missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila of Bogura on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The deceased are Amena Begum, 58, from Chaluabari union and Johra Begum, 30, from Madarganj upazila in Jamalpur.

Shawkat Ali, chairman of Chaluabari union parishad, said the boat was heading towards Kalitala Ghat from Manikdair Char with more than a hundred passengers on board.

The river craft capsized in the river around 11:30am as its bottom was damaged.

Although most of the passengers managed to swim ashore, seven of them went missing.

Later, floating bodies of the two women were rescued from the river.

Anisur Rahman, assistant director of fire service department in Bogura, said two firefighting units were working to rescue the missing five.

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