One missing in Padma boat capsize

dubiA sea-boat capsized with eighteen passengers in middle of the Padma River at Majhikandi area of Mawa-Kawrakandi route on Sunday night. All passengers managed to save themselves but one went missing.

The missing passenger was identified as Laal Mia Faraji, 62, hailing from Pachish Chaitola village under Palong upazila of Shariatpur district.

According to sources, the boat began its journey to Mawa from Majhikandi ghat with 18 passengers on the night. Suddenly, underside of the sea-boat cracked and sank in middle of the river. Although17 passengers managed to swim ashore but one went missing.

Officer-in-Charge of Mawa Naval Police outpost, SI Khalid confirmed the incident.

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