5 female Ansar members killed in Kishoreganj boat capsize
Five female Ansar members drowned as a boat capsized in Ghorautra river of Mithamoin upazila of Kishoreganj early today while returning home after yesterday's UP polls duty.
The deceased were identified Sabina, Hasna, Beauty, Momena and Ambia, all aged around 30.
Alamgir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Mithamoin Police Station, said the boat carrying around 100 passengers, mostly Ansar members, sank in Bazar Ghat area around 5:30am.
They Ansar personnel were on their way to homes in Nikli upazila of the district after performing duty of the fifth phase of union parishad elections held yesterday, the OC said.
Several passengers including five female Ansar members went missing while others managed to swim ashore.
Later, the bodies were retrieved from the river.
The boat sank for being overloaded with passengers, the OC added.