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Teenager dies as speed boat capsizes in Bay during nor'wester

Published : 20 Apr 2022 10:38 PM | Updated : 21 Apr 2022 01:14 PM

A 15-year old girl died after a speed boat capsized near Guptachhara Ghat on the Sandwip-Kumira route of the Bay of Bengal during a nor'wester on Wednesday morning.

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The boat carrying 20 passengers capsized due to strong winds near the Guptachhara Ghat in Sandwip upazila after it left Kumira Ghat at 9.30 am, Anwar Hossain, said Inspector Ekram Ullah, in-charge of Kumira Naval Police in Chattogram said. The deceased is identified as Tania.

Captain Kazi Shah Alam, Zonal commander of the East Zone of the Coast Guard, said the rescue operation is going on.

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