Promising singer Abid, his friend drown in sea

Promising singer Abid, his friend drown in sea

Close up-1 singer Abid Shahriar and one of his colleagues drowned in the sea at Cox’s Bazar yesterday evening.

Abid, 26, a known face in the country’s music arena through the talent hunt show, and the other dead, Mostakim, 27, were in the beach city on a two-day tour with a team from advertising agency Matra.

The 30-member group was staying at Motel Shoibal since Thursday.

Around 7:00pm, Abid, Mostakim and two others — Ashiq and Sohel — went to Kolatoli point for swimming, police and witnesses said. They sank after 10-15 minutes.

Divers of Robi Lifeguard rescued all but Ashiq and rushed them to Cox’s Bazar General Hospital. There, doctors declared Abid and Mostakim dead around 8:00pm.

Ashiq, 28, remained missing as of 11:00pm yesterday.

Sohel, however, recovered after doctors had pumped out the water inside his lungs.

According to Cox’s Bazar Superintendent of Police Selim Mohammad Jahangir, the youths might have been trapped in quicksand.

In last 10 days at least four tourists died being stuck in quicksand, Md Sayed Nur, director of Robi Lifeguard, said.

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