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Panchagarh boat capsize: Death toll rises to 68

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Published: 13:34, 27 September 2022   Update: 19:24, 27 September 2022
Panchagarh boat capsize: Death toll rises to 68

Some dead bodies were recovered on Tuesday (September 27), the third day of boat capsize in Panchagarh’s Korotoa River, rising the death toll to 68.

About four people have still remained missing.

Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Dipankar Roy, also head of a five-member probe body, confirmed the news.

A total of 50 dead bodies have been handed over to their families till Monday night, he said.

A boat carrying 60-70 passengers, including women and children, sank in the middle of the river while heading towards Badheshwar Temple on the occasion of Mayalaya on Sunday (September 25) noon.

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