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Bhola trawler capsize: Bodies of nine fishermen found in Barishal

Published: November 12, 2019 12:01:31 | Updated: November 12, 2019 14:01:10


The bodies of nine fishermen, who went missing in a trawler capsize in the Meghna River in Charfasson upazila of Bhola on Sunday, were recovered from the Machhkata River in Mehendiganj upazila here on Monday night, taking the death toll from the accident to 10.

The deceased were identified as Kamal Dalal, 35, son of late Nurul Haque; Hasan Mollah, 38, son of Quader Mollah; Nur Nabi Bepari, 30, son of Quader Bepari; Mofiz Matabbar, 35, son of Salimon Bepari; Nazrul Islam, 35, son of Yasin Patwary; Kabir Hossain, 40, son of Mosleuddin Majhi; Billal, 32, son of Ismail Khan; Abbas Munshi, 44, son of late Mujibul Haque Munshi; and Rafique Biswas, 44, son of late Jamal Biswas of Abdullahpur in Charfasson upazila, UNB reports.

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and police retrieved the bodies from the sunken trawler at Bahadurpur around 10pm, said officer-in-charge of Mehendiganj Police Station Abidur Rahman.

He said the bodies were found inside the trawler after it was salvaged.

Earlier, the body of another fisherman Khorshed was recovered after the trawler capsized in the river at Ilisha Rajapur in Charfasson upazila.

A total of 24 fishermen were returning home after selling hilsa in Chandpur when their trawler sank in the river around 1pm on Sunday.

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