The trawlers had 24 fishermen on board when they sank at Office Kella off Dublar Char of Bagerhat during a storm
One fisherman died and another 23 were rescued after two fishing trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal in rough weather on Tuesday.
The trawlers had 24 fishermen on board when they sank at Office Kella off Dublar Char of Bagerhat district during a storm.
The deceased was identified as Ruhul Amin Khan, 45, owner of a trawler, of Patharghata upazila of Barguna district. His body was recovered by other fishermen with the forest department’s help.
Prolad Chandra Roy, who is in charge of Dublar Char camp of Sundarbans East zone patrol station, confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, the country’s maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to hoist the mast local cautionary signal three to alert vessels of a possible squally weather.