The shadow of mourning has fallen on the families of those killed in the boat accident. Photo: Daily Rights
Mourning is going on in the family of five missing persons including two who fell into the water from a boat in Dewanganj upazila of Jamalpur. They are mourning the loss of their relatives. The bodies of two people killed in the accident were recovered after the incident but five missing persons have not been found yet.
The bodies of those killed were reportedly buried locally on Friday (September 10th).
The victims of the boat accident were- Md. Kharma Madhyapara village of the upazila. Jabbar Ali’s wife Ful Begum (55) and Md. Patharshi village of Islampur upazila. Zahir Uddin’s wife Jaliman Begum.
Meanwhile, the missing persons are Abdus Sattar, 60, son of late Ahij Uddin of Kharma Madhyapara village of Dewanganj upazila, Sufi Begum, 50, wife of Omar Ali, Zahid Hossain, 7, son of Tota Mia, Helena Khatun, 25, wife of Mintu Hossain and her. Son Yashin (7). No trace of them has been found yet.
On the other hand, mourning can be seen when the dead and missing go to their homes. Many are speechless after losing their relatives. They hope that the missing will come back alive.
Ful Begum’s husband and Abdul Jabbar of Kharma Madhyapara village of the upazila survived the incident. “I rescued a lot of people who fell off the boat,” he said. There was no situation to know or see who was rescued. But I could not save my wife.
Dewanganj Sadar Union Chairman. Samiul Haque said a boat carrying bamboo from Dewanganj was carrying passengers to Enayetpur Durbar Sharif in Sirajganj. I heard that some people on the bamboo fell into the river after tearing the rope tied to the bamboo in the Chowhli Spar area. Although some people who knew how to swim could get ashore, 6 passengers could not get up. The bodies of two of them were recovered by the locals. The other five are still missing. He also said that the burial of one person has been completed a while ago.
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It may be mentioned that a group of 30 to 40 people led by Shekhen Mizi of Kharma Madhyapara village of the upazila was going to Enayetpur Durbar Sharif of Sirajganj in a bamboo boat on Thursday afternoon. When it reached the spar area of Sirajganj Chowhli Upazila, the boat collided with a pillar on the river bank just before the sheep arrived at the wharf. The bamboo rope tied to the boat was torn and some bamboo fell into the river. At that time some passengers on the bamboo also fell into the water from the boat.
Although two people were rescued dead after the incident, five missing persons have not been rescued so far.
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Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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