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Missing college student's body recovered from Pangasia canal

By :The Report Desk
Published : Aug 02, 2022 05:31:00 PM | Latest

The body of the college student who went missing Monday after falling from a launch in the Pangasia canal in Munshiganj, was recovered on Tuesday. 

The deceased was identified as Niloy, 18, a Class 11 student of Gajaria Government College and son of Dr Md Ali from Hoglakandi village.

Md Rais Uddin, officer in charge of Gajaria police station,  confirmed the news.

He said the body was recovered around 10:00am from the Pangasia canal, a distributary channel of the Meghna river in the district's Gajaria upazila, by divers from Narayanganj fire service.

Niloy and his friends were returning home from a picnic on a launch named ML Hasib on Monday when the tragedy occurred. Niloy tried to remove a hanging live electric wire and was electrocuted. He fell in the river in the impact of the jolt and drowned.

Seven of his friends -- Rifat, Minhaz, Faysal Pradhan, Rabbi Shakill, Nahid and Sharif -- also sustained injuries in the incident, and are being treated at a hospital.