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12:00 AM, August 29, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 29, 2008

Three men go missing in Bay

Three people, including two university students, went missing after being swept away by a strong tide while swimming near Cox's Bazar yesterday.
Cox's Bazar district Superintendent of Police (SP) Banaj Kumar Majumder said that three students from Dhaka went into the sea for a swim near to Laboni Point of the beach at around 11.00 am.
Ashiqur Rahman and Sajib, both first year students of North South University (NSU) and Tariq, a first year student of American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB) Electrical Engineering department, were washed away by the strong tides of the turbulent sea.
Tourists on the beach later rescued Tariq from Laboni Point while the other two could not be traced.
“Tariq is in severe shock and unable to recollect when the three young men came to Cox's Bazar or where they were boarding,” the police SP said.
In another incident, Sujat Selim, an official of Matrix Computer World of Gulshan, Dhaka and two of his colleagues, Abdul Malek and Yasir Arafat, were swept away by the tide when they went swimming -- also near Laboni Point -- at around 3.30pm.
People present on the beach were able to rescue Malek and Arafat while Sujat could not be found till 5.30pm yesterday, Banaj added.
Malek, Arafat and Sujat had been visiting a relative in Cox's Bazar and had only arrived shortly before they went down to the beach for a swim.
Strong receding tides swept away seven college students as they went swimming at Laboni Point of the beach on July 26 this year. Four of them were later rescued while the bodies of three others were found later.

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