Cox’s Bazar, May 29 (UNB)— Two people, including a 15-year-old boy, drowned in Bakkhali River of Ramu upazila on Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Amir Hossain, 28, son of late Habib Ullah from West Umkhali, and Md Shahed, 15, son of Sultan Ahmed hailing from South Mitha Chhori union in the upazila.
Shahed was a class-IX student at South Mitha Chhori High School.
They were crossing the river with cows at 11am and went missing after being washed away by high tide, said Obaidul, team leader of Cox’s Bazar Fire Service.
The cattle managed to cross the river,
Fire Service members rushed to the spot and recovered Amir’s body around noon. Shahed’s body was found around 4pm.
Pronoy Chakma, Upazila Nirbahi Officer of Ramu, said the administration would assist the victims’ families as much as possible.