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12 missing as boat capsizes in Jamuna

Staff Corespondent
8 August 2019, Thu
Published: 09:31 Updated: 11:13

12 missing as boat capsizes in Jamuna

Twelve people went missing after a boat with 28 passengers on board capsized  in Jamuna River in Dewanganj upazila of Jamalpur on Wednesday night.

Police with the help of locals rescued at least 16 people while the rest 12 remained missing as of Thursday morning.

The boat was heading to Falkarchar from Futani Bazar when it capsized due to bad weather, around 8.30 pm.

Members of river police along with the locals are currently conducting a search mission in the river to find the missing passengers.

M Moynul Islam, officer-in-charge of Dewanganj police station confirmed the news.