Police detained four people after a trawler sank in the Dakatia River off the coast of Chandpur early Monday following a collision with a sand-carrying vessel(bulkhead), leaving five people dead.
The detainees are workers of the bulkhead Md Jabed, Abul Bashar , Md Yunus and Didar, said Md Mujahidul Islam, Officer-in-Charge of Chandpur naval police station.
The trawler carrying 11 people capsized in the river at Mominpur in sadar upazila after it crashed into the bulkhead amid dense fog around 6:45 am .
The deceased were identified as Md Mubarak, 45, Md Awal, 50, Md Nasir, 32, Al-Amin, 35, and Nazrul, 35. They used to work in brick kilns at Maishadi and Shahtali villages of Chandpur.
Six people managed to swim ashore while five others drowned.
On information, divers from the local fire station rushed to the spot and recovered four bodies while local people recovered another body, said Shahedul Islam, deputy assistant director of Chandpur Fire Service.