Trawler sinks in Barguna, 6 dead body found, 5 more missing
13 February 2015, Nirapad News: A packed trawler with around 200 passengers has sunk in Barguna’s Paira river’s Taltoli at the point of opening out to the Bay of Bengal. Taltoli Police OC Babul Akter said six dead body was pulled out of the water and four more are still missing after the trawler capsized at around 12 pm on Friday.
The trawler sank after its engine abruptly shut down near Tetulbarhia area on its way to Bamna Upazila’s Chalabhanga, he said.
“Locals say there were about 200 passengers on the trawler. Most of them reached the shore with the help of locals on boats,” he said.
Five among the the deceased are Nayeem, 9, Zainul, 50, Ameer Ali, Yusuf Majhi, and Shafi Uddin, Superintended of Police (SP) Saiful Islam of Barguna informed, adding that Ameer, Yusuf and Shafi were over 50 years old.