Boat capsize: 6 bodies recovered from Padma
Rajbari: Bodies of six people, including that of three of a family, who drowned after a trawler capsized in the Padma River near Harin Baria Bazar in Kalukhali upazila in Rajbari on Friday, were recovered from the river on Saturday.
The deceased were Halimon, 50, her daughter Farida Akhter, 30, her sister-in-law (husband’s sister) Begum, 20, two children—Raju, 4, and Rahul, 6,— and rickshaw van-puller Dulal, 36. They hailed from different villages of Kalukhali and Pangsha upazilas of the district.
Police said the Habashpur-bound trawler from Harin Baria Bazar carrying 20-22 people sank in the river under a bridge near the bazaar around 6pm on Friday due to strong current.
Six people went missing while others managed to swim ashore.
A rescue team of divers and police rushed in and started its rescue operation on Friday.
The team with the help of local people recovered the bodies of three people—Farida Begum, Halimon, Raju, Begum and Rahul—from the river on Saturday morning, said officer-in-charge of Kalukhali Police Station Nure Alam Faruki.
Later, the team recovered the body of Dulal from near the spot around 3pm, the OC added.
Rajbari deputy commissioner Jinnat Ara and Police super Jihadul Kabir visited the spot, and provided Tk 20,000 for family members of each victim for their burial.