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Woman dies in speed boat capsize in Bay of Bengal

A former female member of St. Martin union parishad died as a tourist speedboat capsized in the Bay of Bengal on Friday afternoon.The incident took place at around 2.15pm at around 3 kilometers away from St Martin’s Jetty Ghat.

The deceased was identified as Saida Begum, a resident of Saint Martin under Ward No-3 and a former female member of Saint Martin union parishad.Coast Guard media officer Commander BN Khandaker Munif Taki said there were a total of 24 tourists and locals in a speedboat that left Teknaf. It capsized around 3 kilometers away from St Martin’s Jetty Ghat on Friday around 2pm.“The Coast Guard immediately reached the spot and rescued 23 people alive. The accident was caused due to overload,” he added.

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