2 missing in boat capsize

Two persons have been missing after a boat capsized near Munshiganj in the Meghna River.

Abdul Mannan, 40, and his son ‘Sabuj’, 8, drowned along with 16 other passengers when a barge hit the boat near Gazaria Upazila uinder Munshiganj on Friday morning, Gazaria Police Station chief Arzu Mia said.

“Fisherman managed to rescue 16 passengers,” he said.

Though divers of the fire service located the boat, they failed to trace the missing persons, he said.

“They failed to recover the boat as it got stuck in the mud under water,” he said, adding, the rescue operation will resume on Saturday morning.

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