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One dies, 10 still missing after trawler sinks in Bay of Bengal

  • Published at 07:23 pm December 27th, 2019
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The incident took place around 7:30am on Friday in the deep sea, 30 miles south and west of Cox's Bazar

One fisherman died and 10 others are still missing after a fishing trawler sank in the Bay of Bengal.

The incident took place around 7:30 am on Friday in the deep sea, 30 miles south and west of Cox's Bazar. 

The identity of the deceased was not confirmed immediately. 

Bangladesh Coast Guard(East Zone) Staff Officer (Operations) Lt Commander Md Saiful Islam, said: " The FV Rangachokka sunk with 23 fishermen on board in the deep sea at around 7:30am. 

"We recovered the dead body of one fisherman and rescued 12 while 10 others are still missing." he added

He further stated that coast guards and navy are jointly conducting search operations for the missing people. Bangladesh Navy ship Oporajeyo is heading towards the scene.

 

 

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