Update June 28, 2015

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Three killed in Meghna trawler capsize

Sumel Sarker

Trawler with 100 passengers sink at Bay

Three killed in Meghna trawler capsize

28 June 2015, Nirapad News: Three fishermen were killed as a fishing trawler sank off Surjyamukhi Ghat in the river Meghna near under Hatia upazila of the district on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Jamal Majhi, 52, Matin, 25, Rakib, 18. All of the victims hailed from Hatia upazila.

Hatia Thana officer-in-charge (OC) Nurul Huda confirmed the matter to banglanews.

He said 10 fishermen were preparing to go to the river by a fishing trawler Friday night. However, they anchored the trawler to Surjyamukhi Ghat due to heavy rainfall.

On Saturday morning, the trawler with 10 fishermen onboard capsized in the river. It was caused by tide and downpour as well.

Locals, however, rescued seven of them and recovered dead bodies of three others.

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