30 missing as three trawlers capsize in Bay

United News of Bangladesh . Bhola | Published: 11:44, Jul 08,2019


A total of 30 fishermen went missing as three trawlers with 43 fishermen on board capsized after being caught in a storm in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday.
Officer-in-charge of Char Fasson police station Shamsul Arefin said Monir Majhi along with 16 fishermen of Char Madraj area went to deep sea for fishing on July 2.
On Saturday night, their trawler was caught by storm and sank at the estuary of the Bay of Bengal. None of them had returned to the shore till Sunday night.
Meanwhile, the trawler of Mamun Majhi also sank in the sea with 13 fishermen on board and all of them had been rescued, added Shamsul.
Fourteen fishermen of Nurabad area went to deep sea for fishing. Their trawler sank in the sea due to severe storm on early Saturday. ‘Since then, all of them are missing,’ said officer-in-charge of Dular Hat police station Md Mijanur Rahman Patwary.
However, Bhola Coast Guard official Lieutenant General Shakil said they were trying to rescue the missing fishermen.

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