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4 missing in Narsingdi boat capsize

WT24 Desk

Four people, including three cattle traders, went missing after a boat capsized in the Meghna River in Raipura upazila on Tuesday evening, UNB reports. One of the missing was identified as Anwar Farazi, a resident of Baher Char village in the upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Raipura Police Station Azharul Islam said the boat carrying three cattle traders and 20 cattle capsized in the river around 7:30 pm after being caught in a storm. The three cattle traders and the boatman went missing in the river following the capsize, he said.

Besides, 13 cattle drowned in the river while seven others managed to swim ashore, the OC said.

The incident took place as the traders along with the cattle on the boat were going to Charbuddi village of Raipura upazila from Baish Muja Bazar of Nabinagar upazila of the district, the OC added.

Meanwhile, a worker, Makbul Hossain, 25, went missing after a stone-laden boat sank in the Teesta River at Jharsinherso village in Dimla upazila of Nilphamar district around 8:30 pm, said Abdul Latif Khan, chairman of Purba Sadnai Union Parishad.

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