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Four children drown in Gazipur boat capsize

  • Published at 06:59 pm June 16th, 2018
  • Last updated at 09:33 pm June 16th, 2018

The children were taking a joyride in a local lake

Four children, including three girls, were killed when their boat capsized in a lake in Gazipur city's Baimail area on Eid day.

The tragic incident took place on Saturday afternoon.

The children were enjoying a boat ride on the Eid holiday.

The deceased could not be identified immediately.

Abbas Uddin Khokon, councillor from ward 12 of Gazipur City Corporation, said seven or eight children went took a boat journey in a nearby lake in the afternoon as part of the Eid celebrations.

The boat capsized in deep water as it developed a crack in the bottom, he said.

Four children drowned and the rest were able to swim ashore.