In Gafargaon, Mymensingh, the bodies of uncle and nephew who went missing in a boat sinking in the old Brahmaputra river have been recovered from the river by the villagers.
The body was recovered two days later from the river around 8 am on Wednesday. Members of Hossainpur Fire Service and Pagla Police Station were present at this time.
Local UP member Abdul Malek confirmed the truth of the incident.
Abdul Malek said that after getting information on Wednesday morning, the villagers along with the relatives of the missing rescued Sifat (17) from Gabhishimul Bazaar area of Panchbagh Union under Pagla Police Station of Upazila and Yashin (6) from Charsakhchura Matarbari area.
The deceased Sifat is the son of Abdus Chamad of Charsakhchura (Ujanchar) village and Yachin is the son of Monir Hossain of the same village. They are both cousins.
Meanwhile, after receiving the news of the recovery of the dead body, the relatives of the missing villagers gathered on the bank of the river.
It is known that on Monday afternoon, Sheikh Russel was boating in Saheberchar area of Sidla Union of Hossainpur Upazila, when a boat collided with another dinghy that came to see the boat and sank. The dinghy managed to rescue several of the boat’s occupants, but two remained missing. For the last two days, members of the Hossainpur and Kishoreganj fire brigade along with the relatives of the missing have been conducting operations to rescue them from the Bahmaputra river.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Pagla police station Mohammad Rasheduzzaman said that the bodies of two missing persons have been recovered.