4 missing in boat capsize in Mawa

At least four people are feared drowned as an engine propelled boat carrying 11 passengers capsized in the Padma River near Mawa ghat on Thursday afternoon.

Those reported missing are Shajahan, 35, of Swarupkathi, Makbul, 25, of Shibchar, Sheikh Maniruzzaman, 25, of Barisal. Identity of another young man was not immediately known.

Police said the boat carrying 11 passengers from Mawa ghat was going to Keorakandi at about 4-30pm when it hit a pontoon at Ghat No. 2 and capsized in strong current.

Seven other passengers were rescued or managed to swim to the shore.

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