3 die in boat capsize

At least three people, including an eight-year old child, died when a passenger boat capsized in the river Padma at Tangibari upazila in Munshiganj on Wednesday.

The victims have been identified as Ashraful (8), Shyamal (20) and Kuddus (35), all from Netrokona district.

Tangibari police chief Md Abdullah said that the boat was carrying over 100 passengers when it sank near the upazila’s Hassail Bazar. He could not confirm the number of missing people.

Abdullah said that overloading might be the cause for the capsize.

The fire service had come to the scene immediately to conduct a rescue operation.