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Bodies of 10 fishermen handed over to the families

  • Published at 11:04 pm November 12th, 2019
Bhola Fishermen
Recovered 10 dead bodies of tawler capsize victims handed over to family members of Charfession upazila under Bhola district on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Each family of the deceased was also given Tk25,000 from the district administration

The bodies of 10 fishermen, who went missing in the Meghna River during cyclone Bulbul, were handed over to their families in Mehendiganj upazila of Barisal on tuesday.

Each family of the deceased was also given Tk25,000 from the district administration.

Officer-in-charge (OC) Abidur Rahman of Mehendiganj police station confirmed the matter.

Earlier on Monday and Sunday, the bodies of 10 fishermen were recovered from the Meghna-Elisha estuary in Mehendiganj upazila of Barisal.

The victims were identified as Khorshed Maji, Kamal Dalal, Abbash Munshi, Hasan Molla, Rafiq Biswas, Nurunnabi  Bepari, Mafij Mtabbar,Najrul Islam, Kabir Hossain, and  Md. Billal. All hailed from Charfashion upazila in Bhola

Bhola SP Sarkar Mohammad Kaisar said a fishing trawler, owned by Tofayel Majhi, capsized in the Meghna River due to the inclement weather after the cyclonic storm Bulbul on Sunday afternoon. The trawler was carrying 24 fishermen at the time.