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4 swept away in Savar, Natore

  • Published at 11:12 pm July 27th, 2019
Missing-Haltir Beel in Naldanga upazila-Focus bangla
Rescue operation is underway to find missing persons from Haltir Beel in Naldanga upazila in Natore on Saturday, July 27, 2019 Focus Bangla

In Savar, Mehedi, Akash and Rajon, first-year students of Dhanmondi Ideal College in Dhaka, went missing after they went for a bath in the river, at the Banktown area near Savar, last afternoon

In two separate incidents, three college students, and a private university teacher have gone missing in the Dhaleshwari River in Savar, and Haltir Beel in Natore.

In Savar, Mehedi, Akash and Rajon, first-year students of Dhanmondi Ideal College in Dhaka, went missing after they went for a bath in the river, at the Banktown area near Savar, last afternoon. 

Classmates of the three, and local Fire Service sources said, 12 first-year students of Ideal College came for a visit to the area, and went swimming in the Dhaleshwari River.

Four of them swam to the middle of the river. Although one student managed to make it back to the river bank, three have remained missing. 

Senior officer of Savar Fire Service Station Liton Ahmed said, soon after hearing of the incident, a team of fire service rushed to the spot to start a rescue operation.

In Natore, Mokhlesur Rahman, 27, a teacher of North Bengal International University's Rajshahi unit, went missing during a boat ride in the Haltir Beel in Naldanga upazila, on Saturday afternoon.

The teacher, along with some students and colleagues, hired a boat for amusement in the beel (water body), Shafiqur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Naldanga police station, said.

As soon as the boat reached the middle of the water body, a female teacher fell into the water, the OC said.

Mokhsesur jumped into the water to rescue her, but drowned in the water, said the OC, adding that the boatman rescued the female teacher, but could not find Mokhsesur in the water.

Being informed by police, a team of divers from Rajshahi Fire Service and Civil Defence station rushed there, and have started a rescue operation.