Uncle-niece drown in Gazipur
Two people including a minor drowned in a water body at Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur on Sunday evening.
The deceased were identified as Waliullah, 29, son of late Riaz Uddin of Uttargaon, and his niece Maria Akter, 8, daughter of Nazmul Haque of Betua village at the upazila.
Quoting locals, Kaliganj Police Station SI Md Moazzem Hossain said they were crossing a water body by boat made with palm trees (locally known as Konda). At one point, the boat sank in the middle of the water body.
Locals rushed them to Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared them dead.
The hospital RMO Dr Sanjay Datta said they were brought dead at the hospital around 7pm.
The bodies were handed over to the family without autopsy and an unnatural death case was filed in this connection.