2 siblings die in Naogaon boat capsize
Two brothers drowned when a boat capsized in a beel in Manda upazila of Naogaon district on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Abdul Mazid, 65, a resident of Chakdebiram village under Nurullabad union in the upazila and his brother Rais Uddin, 55.
Locals said that the boat, carrying a group of people including the brothers, sank in Chakkasoba beel due to a sudden storm while they were going to Tanore upazila of Rajshahi to watch a boat race.
The brothers went missing under water while others were rescued by locals.
On information, two firefighting units from Manda and Rajshahi Fire Service and Civil Defence went to the spot and recovered the bodies after conducting a hour-long rescue operation.
Manda Police Station inspector (investigation) Md Tarekur Rahman Sarker confirmed the matter.