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3 missing as boat sinks

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Gaibandha: Three people went missing as a jute-laden boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river near Sonnasir Kura area on Monday.

The missing people were Ayatullah, Sohrab Ali and Taslima Begum.

Upazila Nirbahi officer of Sadar upazila Ashraful Momin Khan said the boat sank in the mid river with 10 passengers on board while heading towards Kamarjani from Shaheener Char area around 12 pm.

Seven passengers managed to swim ashore while the rest went missing.

The missing people could not be traced till the evening.