The authorities have recovered the bodies of 24 people, including children and women, after a boat sank in the Korotoya River in Panchagarh's Boda Upazila.
At least 25 others have been missing since the vessel capsized in the upazila's Madeya Ghat area on Sunday, according to Boda Police Station chief Sujoy Kumar Rai, reports bdnews24.com.
"Rescue efforts are underway. So far, 24 bodies have been recovered,” he said.
Details about the incident will be revealed later, he added.
Panchagarh's Additional Superintendent of Police SM Shafiqul Islam said the victims were going to attend a ceremony to mark Mahalaya, a precursor to Durga Puja.
The number of casualties is expected to rise, according to him.