Two women die in boat capsize
Published : Wednesday, 14 August, 2019 at 10:22 PM Count : 229
Two sexagenerians died as a boat capsized in the Kasti river in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj district on Wednesday evening.
The deceased were identified as Syeda Banu, and Sayera Banu, hailed from Nasirnagar upazila of Bhramanbaria district.
Witnesses said a boat overloaded with passengers sank in the Kasti river when it was heading to Nasirnagar from Madhabpur's Bulla area around 6:00 pm.
In the incident, Syeda and Sayera went missing in the river while others managed to swim the shore.
On information, fire service and civil defense personnel conducted rescue operation and recovered the women's bodies around 8:00 pm, said KM Azmiruzzaman, officer in-charge of Madhabpur Police Station.
However, the bodies were handed over to the victims' families.