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2 siblings die as boat capsizes in Natore

Two children, who were brothers, died after their boat capsized in a waterbody – Halti Beel – in Naldanga upazila of Natore yesterday evening.

The deceased were Abdur Rahman, 6, and his elder brother, Sadman Abdullah, 8. They were sons of Arif Islam of Lalpur upazila in Natore.

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They went missing after the boat sank at Kholabaria Zero Point of the waterbody, our local correspondent reports.

On information, the firefighters rescued the two kids and took them to Natore Sadar Hospital, where the doctors declared them dead around 8:00 pm.

Naldanga Upazila Fire Service Station In-charge Meherul Islam said that Arif Islam's mother, wife and two sons went to visit Naldanga.

In the afternoon, they boarded a boat which was carrying passengers in the Halti Beel, but the boat capsized at the zero point of Kholabaria around 6:00 pm. At that time, 15 of the passengers managed to swim and board the boat again. But Abdur Rahman and Sadman Abdullah were missing.