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3 college students drown in Turag River

  • Published at 10:58 am July 6th, 2020
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They were bathing in the river with friends when waves pulled them away 

Three college students have died in Gazipur while bathing with friends in the Turag River.

The diver team of the Fire Service recovered the dead-bodies on Sunday evening.

The deceased are Shadhin, 17, Rony Mia, 18, of the same area and Sabbir Hossain, 20, all from Konabari Purpopara area of Gazipur city corporation.

Of them Shadhin and Rony passed their Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level examinations this year and Sabbir passed SSC two years ago. 

Gazipur Metropolitan Konabari police station Sub-Inspector Abu Said said: “On Sunday afternoon, six or seven college students of different institutions went to Baimail beel (lake) area of Turag River. There they were bathing in the river when three of them drowned in the waves.

“Locals arrived hearing the commotion among the other students but were unable to find the drowned boys. Hearing the news, the diver team of Tongi Fire Service went there and started looking for the drowned.”

He also said that the divers were able to recover their bodies after a long search. Seeing their dead bodies, the family of the deceased broke down in tears.

Legal actions regarding the incident are underway, added the SI.


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