Three people have died on spot as a trawler capsized in Kathalia river of Cumilla's Meghna upazila on Monday (3 January) afternoon.
The deceased are Julekha Akhter, 60, her granddaughters Ayesha Akhter, 15, and Mariam Akhter, 7.
Five-year old Tamanna Akhter is reportedly still missing.
Meghna police station officer-in-charge Md Samiuddin confirmed the matter to The Business Standard, saying he is set to inspect the accident spot for further investigation.
Local sources said a trawler carrying 11 passengers set off from Hasnabad area of Daudkandi to Dudhghata Dariakandi of Titas on Monday.
The trawler got stuck in a fish pond and started to sink due to engine seizure.
The other seven passengers are now being treated at a local hospital.
All passengers are residents of the capital's Demra.