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Five go missing in Faridpur boat capsize

  • Published at 05:04 pm June 5th, 2020
Sadarpur upazila Upazila Nirbahi Officer Purubi Goldar along with a Fire Service and Civil Defence official at the scene of boat capsize in Faridpur's in Sadarpur upazila UNB

Only the boatman managed to swim ashore

Five people went missing when a boat capsized in the Padma River at Char Nasirpur in Sadarpur upazila of Faridpur on Friday.

The incident took place when the engine-run boat from Nawab Mollar Ghat sank in the middle of the river due to gusty wind while heading towards Char Nasirpur union around 8am, said Purubi Goldar, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Sadarpur upazila.

The missing people were identified as Shahid Miya, 16, Rubel Hossain, 27, of Sadarpur upazila, Shah Abul, 35, Shilon Miya, 38 and Abdur Razzak, 40 of Chuadanga district, reports UNB.

Only the boatman managed to swim ashore.