5 killed, 20 missing in Narsingdi boat capsize
July 23rd, 2016 at 3:01 pm
5 killed, 20 missing in Narsingdi boat capsize

Narsingdi: At least five people were killed and 20 more remain missing as a passenger trawler capsized in Arial Kha River in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi today.

Five bodies of the victims were recovered by the locals, official rescue operation is yet to begin, said officials.

Details of the victims are yet to be known immediately.

The trawler capsized with 25-30 passengers on board around 12:15pm, Azharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Raipura Police Station said.

“The engine-run-boat sank into the river presumably due to a hole appeared in its haul,” the OC said.

The boat was heading towards a local shrine, the police official added.

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