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Two fishermen drown as their trawler capsizes in sea

Another fisherman still missing

Update : 24 Sep 2021, 09:20 PM

Two fishermen drowned and one went missing as their fishing trawler capsized after a collision with an ocean-going ship off Chittagong city early Friday.

Police said the bodies of Md Rubel, 26, and Md Mafu, 28, who hailed from Monpura island in Bhola district, were recovered, while the search for missing fisherman Md Mizanur Rahman, 36, continued. Mizanur is a resident of Charfaijuddin village in Hajirhat union of the upazila.

Sources said the fishing trawler of Monpura’s Gias Uddin with 11 fishermen was hit by a ship in the deep sea close to the gas field of Chittagong around 4am on Friday.

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Eight fishermen were rescued by another nearby trawler owned by Monpura’s Kamal Majhi.

They also recovered the two bodies from the sea.

Saeed Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Monpura police station, said efforts are underway to rescue the missing fisherman.

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