From a Correspondent
Goalpara, Aug 12 : Two school children of Bohoti Char ME School, under Matia Revenue Circle died of drowning on Friday when their boat capsized in a small river connecting Bohoti Char and Kalai Char.
Sources said, at least 13 students were returning home by a boat after the school hours when their boat faced a sudden glush of wind and got capsized. While the other students swam to safety, Rezzak Ali(7) and Momtaz Khatun(5) were drowned. The Pancharatna River Police along with locals tried to recover the bodies but failed.
It is a matter of great concern that boat accidents in the district are on the rise recently. During the recent devastating flood at least five person lost their lives in Garomari-Kathalbari boat mishap under Rongjuli revenue circle.