Trawler capsize at Turag: Bodies of children among 3 recovered...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

Trawler capsize at Turag: Bodies of children among 3 recovered

Four people missing

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:23 PM, 9 October 2021   Updated: 02:42 PM, 9 October 2021

Turag River; File Photo

Turag River; File Photo

The bodies of three people, including two children, have been recovered after a trawler capsized in the Turag River at Koylaghat in Amin Bazar near Gabtali in the capital. 

Confirming the matter, Lima Khanam, a duty officer at the fire service headquarters, said the trawler capsized at 8:50 am on Saturday. Three divers of the fire service were immediately sent to Turag River in Amin Bazar. Work is underway to rescue the missing. 

She added that the fire service had recovered the bodies of two missing children and a woman. Their identity was not found yet. “At least four people are still missing,” Lima Khanam said.

Meanwhile, reliable sources said that there were 18 passengers in the trawler. Several people were able to swim shore when the trawler capsized.