Four children among 5 killed in boat capsize
Four children and a woman drowned and three people received injuries in a boat capsize in Ulipur upazila of Kurigram district on Tuesday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Runa Begum, 32, Hasibur, Rupa Moni, 8, Sumon 8, and Ruku Moni, 7. They all were residents of Natun Anantapur village.
According to witnesses, 20/25 people, including women and children, on board a boat went to visit their relatives' houses those went under floodwaters.
The boat was caught by strong current of floodwaters when it reached near the houses and sank.
Another boat immediately rushed there and rescued all, but five, passengers of the capsized boat.
Later, three were rescued in a critical condition, but they died on the way to hospital.
At around 6:00pm, fire service and civil defence personnel, and a team of divers pulled two bodies from water.
The injured-- Lovly Begum, 45, Rumi Begum, 16, and Ayesha Siddika, 5-- have been admitted to Ulipur Health Complex.
Ulipur Police Station officer in-charge Moazzem Hossain and upazila vice chairman Abu Sayeed Sarker visited the spot.