Speed boat capsizes in Padma, minor missing

Madaripur & Munshiganj Correspondent
Published : 13:01, Aug 13, 2019 | Updated : 13:11, Aug 13, 2019

Padma boat capsizeA minor has gone missing after a speedboat, carrying at least 16 passengers, capsized in Padma river near Shimulia ferry ghat.

The missing boy is Deen Islam Rony, 8, son of Siddiqur Rahman, resident of Dhaka's Mirpur.

The speedboat capsized at around 8:45 am on Tuesday (Aug 13), while coming to Shimulia ferry ghat from Kathalbari ghat, Lohajang Upazila Nirbari Officer (UNO) Md Abidul Islam Khan said.

Following the incident, nearby boats rescued the drowning passengers from the water, but one person still remains missing. 

Members of Army, Coast Guard, Fire Service and Naval police are conducting search operation to rescue the missing child, he added.

Aminul Islam, in-charge of Naval police, said: "Some 18 passengers, boarding the boat, have been rescued by locals soon after the capsize incident. However, a search operation is underway to recover the missing one."