Buriganga trawler capsize: 2 rescued, 8 missing

Dhaka,  Fri,  28 July 2017
Published : 13 Jun 2017, 13:57:25
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Buriganga trawler capsize: 2 rescued, 8 missing

A joint team of fire service and river police rescued two passengers, who went missing as a trawler capsized in Buriganga River in Sadarghat area of Dhaka city on Monday night.

Meanwhile, at least eight people are still missing in the incident, reports UNB.

Local sources said that the trawler carrying 80-85 passengers sank in the river due to rough weather around 10:45pm while heading towards Jinjira ferry ghat.

All but twelve people managed to swim to safety.

Besides, the capsized trawler was salvaged from the river. However, there was no body in the trawler, said fire service sources.

Members of the fire service, navy and naval police are conducting the rescue operation.
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