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3 teenagers drown in Gazipur canal

Three teenage girls drowned today in the Labandah canal, Panishail in Gazipur Sadar upazila. One girl was also reported missing. According to Tashruf Hossain (officer-in-charge Joydebpur Fire Service Station), the deceased were Richie Akhter (15), Irene Akhter (14) & Maya Akhter (14) respectively. Our Gazipur correspondent reports that Maya Akhter was also among them. Riya Akhter (10), is missing. "Roughly five-six girls, including Riya and Maya, went to the canal to swim. The current in the canal suddenly swept them all. Tashruf said that two of them made it to the shore. The Gazipur Fire Service was informed that the bodies of the three victims could not be saved by the local residents. He said that the fire service arrived at the scene and removed the bodies of the three victims, while Riya Akhter was still missing. Joydebpur Fire Service Inspector Abdur Razzak Mia said that the search for Riya continues. http://komposithegn.nu http://tyl777.com h