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4 children killed in Sunamganj boat capsize

  • Published at 12:33 am September 25th, 2019
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People sitting sitting on a boat in the pouring rain at Kaliakota Haor, Derai upazila in Sunamganj on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The incident took place around 8pm today in the Kaliakota Haor in the district's Derai Upazila

At least, four children drowned and fifteen others are still missing after a boat capsized in Sunamganj.

The incident took place around 8pm on Wednesday in the Kaliakota Haor in the district's Derai Upazila.

The deceased have not been identified yet.

KM Nazrul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of the Dirai police station confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

An engine-run boat carrying 30 passengers was going to the Perua village from the upazila's Machimpur village. When the boat reached Kaliakota Haor, it countered with strong wind and current. As a result, the boat capsized, leaving four children dead on the spot.

Locals conducted a rescue operation as soon as the boat capsized but 15 people are still missing, according to the locals.