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Trawler capsize in Turag: Death toll rises to 5

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 9th October, 2021 12:20:50 PM
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The death toll from the trawler capsize in the Turag River rose to five with the recovery of the bodies of two more children on Saturday afternoon.

The bodies were retrieved one kilometre off the spot around 4:30pm but their identities could not be known yet, said in-charge of Aminbazar police outpost Sabur Alam.

The sunken trawler has also been salvaged, he said.

Earlier, the bodies of two children and a woman were subsequently fished out of the river.

Kazi Mazharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Savar Police Station, said the Gabtoli-bound vessel with 15 people on board capsized in the river after hitting the bulkhead off the coast of Savar's Aminbazar on the outskirts of Dhaka in the morning.

While eight people managed to swim to safety, seven others went missing.

On information, divers from the local fire service station rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation.

Dinmoni Sharma, deputy director of Fire Service Dhaka Division, said the divers of fire service suspended the rescue operation at 6 pm and it will resume on Sunday morning.