Officer-in-Charge of Madaripur Sadar police station Ziaul Morsed said the boat capsized at Kenduya around 7pm on Thursday after a head-on collision with another boat.
A number of Hindu pilgrims were returning home after celebrating Janmashtami at Madaripur district headquarters. All of passengers of the boat managed to swim ashore, expect 13 people.
Later, local people rescued Bhanumoti Bala in critical state. She was taken to Madaripur Sadar Hospital where on duty doctor declared her dead.