2 dead as boat sinks in bay
Published: 09:52 PM, 24 September 2021
Two fishermen died and one remained missing after a fishing trawler sank after being hit by a ship in the Bay of Bengal estuary in Bhola.
The accident took place in Lal Bua area of the Bay of Bengal estuary on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Md. Mahabub and Md. Rubles of Hazirhat Union of Monpura upazila of the district.
The rescued fishermen said that on the morning of September 22, 11 fishermen from Hazirhat Charfaijuddin village of Monpura went fishing in the estuary of the Bay with Gias Uddin's trawler. They were fishing in the Lal Boya area of the estuary on Friday morning. The trawler sank when it was hit by a cargo ship leaving two dead and one missing.
Monpura police chief Saeed Ahmed said the search for the missing one was continuing.