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6 persons drown, 3 missing as boat capsizes in northeastern Bangladesh

Written By vibykhmer on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 | 10:19 PM

DHAKA, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- Six persons, including three children, drowned and three others were still missing as a boat capsized in northeastern Bangladesh's Habiganj district, about 163km from capital Dhaka, on Tuesday night.

Police and local officials said a small boat carrying 16 passengers sank when it was caught in a storm late on Tuesday night. Seven people managed to swim ashore.

They said the local people recovered four bodies on Tuesday night and two more bodies early on Wednesday morning.

They said the rescue operation is still going on to search for the three missing persons.

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