Kishoreganj ferry tragedy: Woman drowns, child goes missing

A 50-year-old woman drowned while a child went missing after a ferry capsized in the Dhanu river of the district's Itna upazila Tuesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Mahal Begum, wife of late Salek Miah of Charpara area of Mithamoin upazila. The missing child has been identified as Rahmotullah, 3, from Itna Sadar upazila.

Kamrul Islam Mollah, officer-in-charge of Itna Police Station, said the ferry carrying 40-50 passengers sank in the river at 9am while crossing the Elongjuri Bazarghat area.

Except the two, all the passengers of the ferry, coming from Mithamoin, managed to swim ashore, he said. "Divers of the fire services have been pressed into action."

Source: United News of Bangladesh