Two people drowned at Huzurpara Ghat in Kamrangirchar. The deceased were identified as Rekha, 29, and Sanjida, 8.
Khaleda Yasmin, duty officer of the control room of the fire service, confirmed this information to the media.
The boat was carrying 11 passengers from Fanghat area of Buriganga to Keraniganj on Monday (November 1) morning. The boat sank when it was hit by an open-air bulkhead. Although some managed to get up, two women and two children are still missing. The bodies of the two were later recovered.
A fire service official said, “Our team went to the spot around 9 am after receiving the news of the sinking at Huzur Ghat.” The bodies of two people including a child have been recovered there. Besides, I have learned that two more persons named Shital (26) and Shafiqul (8) are missing. Work is underway to rescue them.
Police said the dead and missing were all members of the same family. Their home is in the open area of Keraniganj.