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Child drowns, 2 missing as trawler sinks in Meghna

Published : Sunday, 17 October, 2021 at 9:58 PM  Count : 279
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Child drowns, 2 missing as trawler sinks in Meghna

Child drowns, 2 missing as trawler sinks in Meghna

A trawler carrying nine passengers sank in the river Meghna under Charfassion Upazila in Bhola district after being caught in a cyclone on Sunday.

Six passengers of the sinking trawler were rescued alive but a three-year-old child drowned. The deceased was identified as three-year-old Junayed.

Besides, two persons--Swapan, 30 and Bilkis Begum, 50, are missing. They could not be rescued due to strong currents and waves.

Charmanika Outpost Coast Guard Commander M Waliullah said, "A trawler carrying goods from Char Patila in Kukri-Mukri union left for Dakkhin Aicharchar Kochchopia with nine passengers on board at noon. On the way, the trawler caught in a sudden cyclone in the Meghna river and sank. Upon receiving the news, the Coast Guard launched an immediate rescue operation."

The rescue operation was continuing, he added.

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