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Two fishermen drown as trawler sinks in sea

Published : Friday, 24 September, 2021 at 4:27 PM  Count : 205
Upazila representative

Two fishermen drowned and one went missing after a ship hit a trawler while fishing in the sea at Monpura in Bhola.

The accident took place at around 4.30 am on Friday in the deep sea near a gasfield in Chittagong, said Monpura Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) Saeed Ahmed.

The deceased were identified as Md Rubel, 26, and Md Mafu, 28, residents of Hajirhat union in the upazila

According to sources, the fishermen went to fishing in the sea near the gas field in Chittagong at 4.30 am on Friday. At one stage of fishing, a ship hit the fishing trawler from the back and instantly the trawler sank.

At this time, another trawler rescued eight fishermen of the sunken trawler and later recovered the bodies of two fishermen. But after searching for a missing fisherman in the sea, they could not find him.

AP/GY



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