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2 drown in Pirojpur trawler capsize

Published 11:08 pm | October 02, 2020

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Online Desk : Two bodies were recovered from the Kocha river after a cement-laden trawler capsized in the river at Bhandaria upazila in Pirojpur district on Friday.
One of the deceased was identified as Md Kaimum Khan, 40, owner of the trawler owner. He was a resident of Basanda village under Morolganj upazila in Bagerhat district.

Divers from Barishal Fire Service and Civil Defence recovered the bodies at about 10:00am, some 14 hours after the incident, said Bhandaria Police Station officer in-charge (OC) SM Maksudur Rahman.

OC Maksudur said the Barishal-bound trawler with 1,900 bags of cement from Mongla, anchored at West Junia village of Telikhali union on Thursday night. A 20-25 decimal land of the anchored area went under water by the river erosion at 8:00pm.

The erosion made the trawler capsize in the river, leaving the duo missing while others managed to swim ashore.

Being informed, the divers rushed there, conducted a rescued operation and recovered the bodies, he added.

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