BOGURA: Two women were killed and three other passengers went missing after a boat capsized in Jamuna River in Sariakandi upazila on Tuesday (August 13).
The deceased were identified as Jahura Khatun and Amena Khatun. But identity of the missing persons could not be known immediately.
Subrato, sub inspector of Sariakandi police station, told Banglanews that a boat with 50/60 passengers on board was heading towards Kalitola.
At one stage, it sank in the mid river as a crack developed in the lower part of the boat due to overload of passengers around 11:45 am. Two women drowned and three others went missing while rests managed to swim ashore.
Salvage operations are going on to rescue the missing persons, said SI Subrato.
BDST: 1538 HRS, AUG 13, 2019