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2 minors die in Sadarghat boat capsize

  • Published at 11:20 am June 21st, 2019
Rescue operation going on by Fire Service, police, and coast guards, along with locals as boat capsizes at Sadarghat on Friday, June 21, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Five people have been rescued following the incident

Two children—brother and sister— have died in boat capsized on the Buriganga river, at Sadarghat.

The incident occurred on Friday morning. 

Twelve-year-old Meshkat’s body was found around 11:50am and five-year-old Nusrat’s was found around 12.10pm; after combined efforts of the: Fire Service, police, coast guard, and locals.

Fire Service Headquarters Station Officer Rahedul Rahman confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

He said Meshkat and his family—along with several others— had been heading to Keraniganj from Sadarghat terminal, on a boat, when a nearby launch fired up its engine, creating waves that caused the  boat to capsize.

Five people were rescued following the incident.

Coast Guard (media wing) official Miraj Ahmed said that among the rescued are- Babul Farazi, 42, Shamima Mridha, 30, and a six-month-old child.

The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Mitford Hospital, the Fire Service official said.