St. Martin trawler capsize: Two more bodies recovered

Dhaka, Sunday   05 April 2020

Akash

St. Martin trawler capsize: Two more bodies recovered

 Teknaf (Cox’s Bazar) Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:03 PM, 17 February 2020   Updated: 12:13 PM, 17 February 2020

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

The Coast Guard on Monday morning has recovered two more bodies in the incident of Rohingya-carrying trawler capsized in St. Martin, Cox’s Bazar. With this, a total of 21 bodies recovered. 

The floating bodies were recovered from the Bay of Bengal adjacent to West Beach of St. Martin Island in the morning.

Lieutenant Nayeem Ul Haque, commander of the Coast Guard’s St. Martin station, said two bodies were recovered from the sea adjacent to the West Beach and brought to St. Martin’s Jetty. They have not been yet identified.

On February 10 evening, a trawler capsized with 138 Rohingyas while going to Malaysia illegally from Baharchara in Teknaf. 73 people were rescued alive in the incident. In addition, 21 bodies including women and children were recovered.

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