Sunamganj boat capsize death toll reaches 10
Rescuers have recovered six more bodies after a boat capsized in the Kaliakuta Haor in Sunamganj’s Derai Upazila.
Seven children are among the dead after the boat bound for Perua village under Charnachor union from Masimpur carrying nearly 30 passengers sank around 7pm on Tuesday
The casualties have been identified as Shanta Begum, 4, Asad Mia, 6, Azirun Nesa, 30, Roitonu Necha, 35, Karima Begum, 62, and Tasmina Begum, 11.
Earlier, the bodies of four children, identified as 'Shamim', 2, 'Sohan', 2, 'Azam', 2 and 'Abir', 3, were recovered on Tuesday evening.
According to the police, locals rescued some of the passengers while others swam ashore when strong winds tipped the boat over.
The authorities called an end to the rescue efforts after finding the body of Taslima, said OC Nazrul.
Derai Upazila Chairman Monzur Alam Chowdhury said the local authorities will provide the necessary support to the families of the victims.
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