Update March 8, 2015

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One killed in B’baria launch capsize

Sumel Sarker

B'barria district map

One person was killed and three others went missing as a trawler capsized in the Meghna River.

08 March 2015, Nirapad News: One person was killed and three others went missing as a trawler capsized in the Meghna River in Ashuganj launch ghat on Sunday morning.

Identity of the deceased and missing could not be known immediately.

Officer-in-Charge of Ashuganj Police Station Abu Zafar said the accident took place when the goods-loaded trawler with 10 passengers on board was heading towards Ashtragram around 7:00 am.

Six of the passengers managed to swim ashore while four others went missing.

The missing passengers could not be traced out as of writing this report at 11:30 am.

The body was recovered from the river at about 11:00 am.

Divers and local people were still continuing rescue operation.

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