Chalan Beel boat capsize: One missing woman found dead

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Staff Reporter: The body of a woman, who went missing as a boat sank in the Chalan Beel in Chatmohar upazila on Friday evening, was recovered early Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Momtaz Pervin Sheuli, 45, wife of scientific officer Billal Hossain Goni of Ishwardi Regional Agricultural Research Station.

A team of divers recovered the body around 1:10am, said Chatmohar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Oshim Kumar.

Besides, four people, including Billal, still remain missing.

The other missing people are Shahanz Pervin Parul, wife of columnist Mosharraf Hossain Musa, Rafiqul Islam Swapan, son of Saidur Rahman Biswas of Ambagan in Ishwardi upazila and his daughter Sadia Khatun.

Five people went missing as a boat sank in the beel around 7:30 pm on the day when a crack developed at its bottom.

All but five passengers swsm ashore, said Taposh Kumar Paul, senior assistant superintendent of Chatmohar circle police.unb

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