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Woman missing after Meghna trawler capsize

  • Published at 06:23 pm June 29th, 2021
Meghna River
File Photo of Meghna River Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The trawler sank around 8:15am

A woman went missing after a potato-laden trawler capsized in the Meghna River near Kazipura in  Gajaria upazila of Munshiganj on Tuesday.

The missing woman was identified as Belayetunnisa, 52, wife of Abdul Jalil from Molla Char in Munshiganj Sadar upazila.

Abdus Salam, in-charge of Gazaria Naval Police outpost, said Belayetunnisa was going to Chandpur from the Muktarpur area of Munshiganj in the large trawler carrying 400 maunds of potatoes.

The trawler sank in the Meghna at around 8:15am. Three people managed to swim ashore, but Belayetunnisa went missing, he said.

Police said the trawler has not been salvaged yet.