GAZIPUR: The rescuers recovered the bodies of three students in Gazipur City Corporation area.
They went missing while bathing in a water channel from Turag River in Konabari Baipail area around 2:30pm on Sunday (July 5).
The deceased were identified as Sabbir, 18, son of Kamrul Islam from Purbapara area of Konabari, Swadhin, 19, son of Kitab Ali from the same area and Roni, 18, son of Shahidul Islam. They were relatives.
Eyewitnesses said some 10 youths went to take a bath in the canal around 2pm. The canal had strong torrent and at one stage, one of them started to drown while several others attempted to rescue him. Amid the rescue turmoil, three of them drowned.
On information, Fire Service members rushed to the scene and recovered the bodies one and a half hours into the rescue operation, they said.
Local Ward Commissioner Abbas Uddin Khokon also confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
Konabari police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Emdad Hossain said the bodies will be handed over to family members after legal procedures.
BDST: 1923 HRS, JULY 5, 2020