Naval police, Fire-fighters retrieve missing man after boat accident in Shitalakkhya

Published: September 02, 2018 15:39:19 | Updated: September 02, 2018 17:11:39


The body of a man who went missing after jumping from a trawler into the Shitalakkhya River two days ago has been found dead near in the port city of Narayanganj.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Kamal Hossain, who had jumped from his vessel in order to avoid an oncoming crash between it and another vessel on Friday.

A joint unit of naval police and fire service officials recovered the body from Syedpur Koyla Ghat area early Sunday, said Kamrul Islam, chief of Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station.

Kamal, a resident of the Kashipur Khil Market area in the Fatullah town of Narayanganj’s sadar upazila, was a lock operator of a hosiery factory at Nayamati area.

Kamal and his brother Jamal were travelling home by trawler through the Central Kheyaghat around 9:30pm on Friday.

Kamal had jumped into the river after fearing a collision between the trawler and another vessel carrying wheat that was travelling in the opposite direction, according to a bdnews24 report. 

The body was handed over to the family, OC Kamrul said.

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