One dies as 12 boats capsize in Meghna

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:45, Sep 29,2017 | Updated: 14:23, Sep 29,2017


A man was killed and another went missing as 12 boats capsized in the River Meghna amid storm at Char Gazaria of Ramgati upazila in Lakshmipur early Friday.

The deceased was identified as Bablu of village Char Afzal while the missing man was identified as Siddik Ullah.

Quoting fishermen, police said a group of fishermen with 12 boats went to Boyarchar and Char Gazaria in the river to catch fish, said ASM Mahtab Uddin, superintendent of Lakshmipur police.

At one stage, all the boats sank in the river during storm early in the morning.

Sixteen fishermen managed to swim ashore while Siddik went missing and the body of Bablu was recovered from Char Gazaria in the river.

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