5 drown in Basail boat capsize
Five people drowned in a boat capsized in Basail upazila of Tangail on Friday afternoon.
Of the five deceased, four were identified as Taij Uddin, 50, Jamela Begum, 60, and her son Hamidur Rahman Ranu, 35; and Shah Alam 25, residents of Gilabari village in the upazila.
UP member Rubel Miah said the boat was coming to Gilabari from Dhariapur area. The boatman came in touch with an electric line near Gilabari Bazar and the boat sank at that time.
Later, locals recovered the five bodies from the spot.
Basail Fire Service official Shafiqul Islam said a team of divers there for conducting rescue operation.