Rumi Akter Polly of DOT
Six people, including women and children, drowned as a boat capsized in Kaptai Lake in the district yesterday. Police recovered one of the three children while two are yet to be found. Divers are searching for the other missing passengers – Binoy, 5, and Tumpa Majumdar, 3, till now filing the report 7.40 pm.
The deceased women were identified as Rina, Shila and Asma.
Witnesses said the boat carrying 15 people on board sank in the lake after collision with another boat around 12 pm.
District administration along with local Fire Service started rescue operation.
Meanwhile, three children remained missing as a boat carrying tourists capsized in the Karnaphuli River near Chandraghona, said Additional Superintendent of Police Sufi Ullah.
The missing children are Binoy, 5, Deblila, 10 and Tumpa Majumdar, 3.
A rescue operation is underway, he said.