2 students missing as boat sinks in Padma river
01:01 PM, August 04, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:40 PM, August 04, 2017

2 students missing as boat sinks in Padma river

Two students went missing as a boat sank in the Padma river at Thanpur Kheyaghat in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi.

Deceased Sabuj Ali, 18, was a class XI student of Durudia College and Manirul, 14, was a class X student of Thanpur High School in the upazila.

Local people said a boat carrying 45-50 passengers capsized in the middle of the river around 6:30am.

All but the two boys managed to swim ashore.

The victims met the tragic accident while going to Kheyaghat area for harvesting jute.

On information, the divers from Lalpur Fire Service Station went to the spot for carrying out salvage operation.

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