Boat capsize in Patuakhali
Bodies of 5 missing passengers recovered
Members of Bangladesh Coastguard on Saturday recovered the bodies of five passengers, who had went missing after a speedboat capsized in the Agunmukha River in Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali district.
The deceased were identified as Mohibbullah, 45, constable at Rangabali Police Station, Md Kabir, 30, loan officer of Rangabali Khalgora branch of NGO ‘Asha’, Mostafizur Rahman, 35, inspector of Baherchar branch of Krishi Bank, Hasan, 25, of Amkhola village in Galachipa upazila, and Imran, 25, of Konakdia village of Bauphal upazila of the district.
Three of the bodies were recovered from the Tentulia River at Ulania Bazar in Galachipa upazila while rest two bodies from the Ramnabad river in Rangabali, said Rangabali Police Station officer in-charge Ali Ahmed.
On Thursday evening, a speedboat with 18 people capsized in the Agunmukha River at Rangabali upazila in Patuakhali district due to inclement weather.
Thirteen passengers managed to swim ashore but five others went missing.
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