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Navy rescues 24 more missing fishermen

  • Published at 10:04 pm June 2nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:12 pm June 2nd, 2017
Navy rescues 24 more missing fishermen
Bangladesh Navy has rescued another 24 fishermen after their boat had been caught in Cyclone Mora in the Bay. They were found drifting at the Elephant Point and Kutubdia Channel at sea, said a press release of the Inter-Services Public Relation Directorate on Friday. Two naval ships – BNS Aparajeo and BNS Dhaleshwari – carried out the rescue operation. Moreover, 18 ships, in five groups, of the navy, helicopter and a patrol jet are continuing search operations for fishermen who went missing in the cyclonic storm in the Bay near Cox's Bazar, Chittagong and Khulna, and also in the deep sea. The navy is distributing relief supports among and medical assistance to the disaster-affected people on Kutubdia and Saint Martin's islands. The rescue operations, relief distribution and medical services will continue until the situation in the cyclone-ravaged areas improves, the release adds. On Wednesday, the navy rescued some 20 fishermen, who had also gone missing during the  cyclone, from the Kutubdia area in the sea. Another 33 Bangladeshis adrift at sea after the cyclone were rescued by an Indian Navy ship the same day.