Chalan Beel boat capsize: Two more bodies found – death toll 5

Pabna, Sept 2 – The bodies of two people, who went missing as a boat sank in the Chalan Beel in Chatmohar Upazila in Bangladesh’s Northwestern district of Pabna on Friday evening, were recovered on Sunday morning. The death toll in the country-boat capsize thus rose to five. The deceased were identified as Billal Hossain Goni, scientific officer of Ishwardi Regional Agricultural Research Station, and Rafiqul Islam Swapan.
A team of divers recovered their bodies in the morning, said Chatmohar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Oshim Kumar.
Earlier, the bodies of Momtaz Pervin Sheuli, 45, wife of Billal Hossain, Shahnaz Parvin Parul, wife of Mosharraf Hossain Musa, and Sadia Khatun, 12, daughter of Rafiqul Islam were recovered on Saturday.
Five people went missing as a boat sank in the beel around 7:30 pm on Friday when a crack developed at its bottom. – UNB