2 die as boat sinks in Tongibari

dubeTwo people died and two others were injured as a small boat capsized in a water body at Tongibari in Munshiganj on Thursday.

The deceased were Tania Akhter, daughter of Latif Miah, and Afsana Akhter, daughter of Delwar Hossain of Nitaiganj in Narayanganj.

Tongibari police assistant sub-inspector Mosharraf Hossain said a group of six people, all relatives, went on a boat trip in the afternoon in a bil at the village of Mariyalaya Belua where the boat overturned.

Two of the passengers managed to swim ashore while four others drowned.

Local people rescued the four and took them to a hospital where Tania and Afsana were declared dead.

The injured — Jubayer and Sami Akhter — were undergoing treatment at the hospital.


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