Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

9 killed in Netrakona trawler capsize

Published 10:49 pm | September 09, 2020

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Online Desk : Nine people drowned in a trawler capsize in the Gumai River under Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona district on Wednesday morning.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Many passengers are still missing.

Witnesses said the mechanised boat with 36 passengers on board was heading to Chakurakona area of Netrakona from Madhyanagar in Sunamganj. It sank after being hit by a sand-laden vessel coming from opposite direction around 11am.

Confirming the matter Kalmakanda Police Station OC Mazharul Karim said a divers’ team of Fire Service and Civil Defence is conducting rescue operation.

Borokhapon UP chairman M Hadisuddin said the number of deaths is likely to rise as may are still missing. Superintendent of Netrakona Police Akbar Ali Munshi said police rushed to the spot.

On August 5, 18 people including seven children drowned in a boat capsized in a haor under Madan upazila of the district.

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