Body of missing Kurigram boat capsize victim recovered

The body of a woman who went missing after an overloaded good-laden boat capsized in the Dudhkumar River in Nageshwari upazila of Kurigram on 16 January has been recovered.

Locals spotted the body floating in the river near the Adarsha Bazar area on Friday noon.

The deceased, Nalo Begum, 49, was wife of Nur Mohammad of Telianikuti village of Bamondanga union.

Abed Ali, Bamondanga union Ward no.8 member, said Nalo Begum was returning home from the eastern side of Murea Ghar that day. The overloaded boat capsized a few minutes after it started its journey.

Except for Nalo Begum, all of the passengers managed to swim ashore.

Firefighters continued their search until Tuesday noon.

Tambirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Nageshwari Police Station, said the body was handed over to her family.

Source: United News of Bangladesh