Eid joy turns tragic: 4 kids die in Gazipur boat capsize

16 Jun 2018, 18:55 | updated: 16 Jun 2018, 19:37

NTV Online

Gazipur: Four children, including three girls, died as a boat capsized in a beel (water body) of Bymilein the city on Saturday afternoon while they were having a boat ride on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The deceased could not be identified immediately.

Abbas Uddin Khokon, councillor from ward-12 of Gazipur City Corporation, said nine children went on a boat journey in the water body in the afternoon as part of the eid celebrations.

However, the boat sank around 4pm after it developed a crack in the bottom, he said.

The four children met the watery burial while the rest managed to swim ashore, the counillor said.