The death toll from a trawler that capsized in the Meghna River at Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj rose to 10 as another six bodies were pulled from the water on Friday.
Hit by a giant wave, the trawler sank on Thursday evening en route to Chandpur from Dhaka.
Some passengers survived either by swimming to the shores or being rescued by locals.
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Locals flock to the spot at Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj, where 10 passengers of a Chandpur-bound trawler were killed as it capsized in the Meghna river on Friday Tanveer Hossain/ Dhaka Tribune
“Earlier, fire service personnel and Bangadesh Inland Water Transport Authorities had rescued four bodies, including women, from different areas of the river on Thursday,” said Monurul Kader, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon police.
“Some 12 people are still missing. The rescue operation is ongoing to find them,” added the OC.
Mintu Biswas, a fire service official in Munshiganj’s Gazaria upazila adjacent to Sonargaon, said they had been able to detect the trawler.
Sayla Farzana, deputy commissioner of Munshiganj, assured Tk20,000 would be given to each deceased person's family for their burial.