Five more bodies wash up on Cox’s Bazar beach

So far, bodies of 11 fishermen have been recovered

Published: July 12, 2019 10:48:30 | Updated: July 12, 2019 20:24:10

Five more bodies of 17 fishermen, who went missing after they were caught up in a storm in the deep sea, were washed ashore on Thursday.

Police recovered three bodies from Diabetic Point of the beach around 10pm on Thursday, according to Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police Station.

Two more bodies were recovered from Sugandha beach and Dhalaghata area around noon, reports UNB.

Apart from these, six bodies were recovered from different points of the beach on Wednesday, said the OC, adding that they also rescued two fishermen.

Amid a 65-day fishing ban in the Bay, at least 17 fishermen from Bhola's Charfesson went to deep sea for fishing on July 4. But their trawler sank after it was caught in a storm on July 6.

All of the fishermen had been missing since then.

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