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3 trawlers capsize in Bay, 30 missing

  • Published at 10:09 am July 8th, 2019
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Police and coast guard are trying to rescue the missing fishermen

A total of 30 fishermen have gone missing as three trawlers capsized after being caught in a storm in the Bay of Bengal.

The trawlers—which were carrying 43 fishermen-- capsized on Saturday, reports UNB.

"Monir Majhi, along with 16 fishermen of Char Madraj area went to deep sea for fishing on July 2," Shamsul Arefin, officer-in-charge of Char Fasson police station, said.

On Saturday night, their trawler was caught by storm and sank at the estuary of the Bay of Bengal. None of them returned to the shore till Sunday night.

Meanwhile, the trawler of Mamun Majhi also sank in the sea with 13 fishermen on board. All of them have been rescued, Shamsul added.

On the other hand, 14 fishermen of Nurabad area went missing on the same day.

"Their trawler sank in the deep sea due to severe storm early Saturday. Since then, all of them have remained missing," Md Mijanur Rahman Patwary, officer-in-charge of Dular Hat police station, said.

Bhola Coast Guard official Lieutenant General Shakil said they are trying to rescue the missing fishermen.