3 passengers' bodies found as speedboat capsizes in Padma

3 passengers’ bodies found as speedboat capsizes in Padma

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The bodies of three passengers, including a minor girl, who went missing after a speedboat capsized in the Padma river in Shibchar upazila on Sunday afternoon, were recovered on Monday morning.

The deceased were identified as Merajul Islam Raju, 25, his wife Lima, 20, hailing from Gopalganj district and Fatema Akhter, 7, daughter of Rubel of Patuakhali. The speedboat carrying around 20 passengers sank in the river after being hit by a ferry, said Kumar Halder, superintendent of Madaripur police.All but three passengers managed to swim ashore.Later, police with the help of local people recovered the bodies around 11:30am.

source: UNB

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