3 of a family drown in Cox’s Bazar canal
Two brothers and their nephew drowned while catching fish in a canal during heavy rain in Cox's Bazar's Sadar upazila today.
The deceased were identified as Omar Faruk (23), his brother Mohammad Morshed (15) and their sister's son Delwar Hossain (16) of Dargah Para.
Locals said the three were washed away by strong current while catching fish in a canal in Eidgaon area around 10:30am during heavy rainfall.
On information, a team of divers of the fire service rushed to the spot and started the rescue operations, our Cox's Bazar correspondent reports quoting locals.
Somen Barua, station officer of Ramu Fire Service Station, told this correspondent that they recovered the bodies near the spot around 5:30pm, after a drive of almost seven hours.