Turag trawler capsize: Death toll rises to 5...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

Turag trawler capsize: Death toll rises to 5

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:50 PM, 9 October 2021  

Turag trawler capsize: Death toll rises to 5

Turag trawler capsize: Death toll rises to 5

The death toll in the trawler capsize in the Turag river rose to five with the recovery of two children this afternoon. The boat capsized at Amin Bazar area in Savar upazila on the outskirts of the capital early today.

"So far, five bodies - four of children and one of a woman - have been recovered. But the victims are yet to be identified," Deputy Assistant Director of Fire Service Abdul Halim and Duty Officer Dewan Azad confirmed the information.

Two others are still missing, they said, adding, "The fire service divers are continuing rescue operation to find them".

The fire service official said the trawler capsized with 18 people when a sand-laden cargo vessel hit it in the river around 5:30 am.

The fire service received information at 8:30 am and sent the three teams of divers to the spot and started rescue operation 9:50 am. 

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