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Death toll from trawler capsize in Bay rises to 21

Published : Monday, 17 February, 2020 at 11:34 AM  Count : 222
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The Bangladesh navy pulled the boat back in to shore. Photo: Bangaldesh Navy

The Bangladesh navy pulled the boat back in to shore. Photo: Bangaldesh Navy

The death toll from February 11 trawler capsize in the Bay rose to 21 as Bangladesh Coast Guard on Monday morning recovered two more bodies .   

A patrol team of the Coast Guard recovered the bodies of two elderly men from the west beach of St Martin's Island at about 9:00 am.

The bodies were, later, handed over to Teknaf Model Police Station, our local correspondent said quoting an Coast Guard official.

On February 11, a trawler, carrying Rohingya people, capsized in the Bay near St Martin's Island when it was heading towards Malaysia. 

Twenty-one bodies have, so far, been recovered till today while some 73 people were rescued alive.


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