High govt officials rescue 11 drowning people
A team of higher government officials rescued eleven persons, including three children, from drowning in the Brahmaputra River at Kamarjani Bandar area under Gaibandha Sadar upazila on Thursday.
According to sources, additional deputy commissioner (Revenue) ABM Sadiqur Rahman, Sadar UNO M Shafiqur Rahman, and assistant commissioner (Land) Raonak Jahan were going to Purba Batikamari Char along with some companions by boat to visit the Ashrayan Project this morning around 10 am.
When their boat reached the middle of the river, the officials found that some floating passengers were calling them for help waving hands as their boat sank in the river while coming from Keranir Char under Kapasia Union under Sundarganj upazila.
No sooner had the officials reached them, the boat went down under water and the passengers were shouting saying ‘save us’, said Abdus Salam Zakir, Chairman of the union parishad who also accompanied them.
Then, the eleven persons, including three children and their parents, were plucked from the river one after another alive at the direct supervision of the additional deputy commissioner.
Later, the victims were sent to the union health sub-centre at Goghat area near Kamarjani Bandar for treatment and all were found in good condition, said medical officer Dr. Ranjan Kumar.
Contacted, ADC (Revenue) ABM Sadiqur Rahman confirmed the incident.