3 of a family die in Tangail boat capsize

TANGAIL, Jan 7, 2017 (BSS) - Three members of a family were drowned as a boat capsized in the Konai River in Mirzapur upazila of the district.

The deceased are Anwar Hossain, 45, of Takia Kadma Uttarpara village of the upazila, his wife Farida Begum, 40, and his mother Taslima Begum, 65.

The bodies were recovered from the river this morning.

Mirzapur Fire Service Station officer Ataur Rahman said the boat carrying 11 passengers capsized in the river at about 11pm on Friday.

The three drowned in the river while eight others managed to swim ashore.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)