A small boat carrying 25 people capsized in the Karnaphuli last afternoon. Some people were able to swim shore while some others were rescued by a fishing trawler that was passing by. Three bodies have been recovered till now. Some passengers are still missing. Draft a report of about 150 words for a local daily.
Boat Capsized in Karnafuli
Danagarchar, Chattogram, 7 April : A small boat capsized in the Karnaphuli last afternoon. According to Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense in Chattogram, the boat had 25 passengers on board. It capsized in the Dangerchar point of the river. Seven people were able to swim ashore while eight others were rescued by a fishing trawler that was passing by. Three bodies have been recovered till now. Rest of the seven passengers are still missing.
An eye witness, Moather Alam, a fisherman on the rescuer fishing trawler, says, “The boat was too small to carry over fifteen passengers. It was really overloaded. That is why it could save those who were able to float or swim for some time. But those who were unable, specially the minors, went missing. According to some locals on the riverbank, this type of small boats with overloaded passengers are almost a common phenomenon in this riverway.