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Girl missing after falling into DND canal

  • Published at 11:59 pm September 16th, 2020

She along with her friends went for a bath in the canal

A 13-year-old girl has gone missing after falling into the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) canal in Bamoil area.

Family and locals said the girl named Akashi fell into the canal around 2pm on Wednesday.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Demra police station Sub-Inspector Raful Islam said: “The girl’s father is a security guard and her mother workers at a RMG facoty. 

“The girl and her younger sister stay at home when the parents go for work,” said the SI adding: “Akashi, along with her friends, went for a swim at the canal around 2pm. At one point, she drowned after going too far from the embankment and couldn’t swim back.”

Police and divers from the Fire Service and Civil Defence were trying to find her till filling of the report around 10pm, he added.

Contacted, Mahfuz Riben, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters, said: “A team rushed to the scene after being informed about the incident.”