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Missing mother, daughter among 4 found floating in Dhaleshwari

 Narayanganj Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:52 AM, 9 January 2022   Updated: 11:56 AM, 9 January 2022

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The bodies of four people including mother and daughter have been found floating in the Dhaleshwari river at Fatulla in Narayanganj on Sunday, five days after they went missing in a trawler capsize in the river. Six people were still missing in the incident. 

Naval police recovered the bodies from the Dharmaganj area of ​​the river on this morning, said Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy director of the fire service. 

Locals informed police after spotting the four bodies floating a short distance from the place where the trawler sank, he said, adding that attempts are being made to identify the bodies. 

At around 08:30 am on January 5, 10 people went missing after a trawler sank in the Dhaleshwari river in Fatullah. The trawler carrying at least 30 passengers sank in the river after being hit by a launch named MV Farhan-6. Most of the passengers were able to swim to shore, but the 10 were not found. 

Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah said that a seven-member committee has been formed to probe the trawler sinking. The committee has been asked to submit a report within 10 working days. 

Meanwhile, BIWTA Deputy Director (Naval Safety Division) Babu Lal Baidya has filed a case against MV Farhan-6 launch master Kamrul Hasan, driver Jasimuddin Bhuiyan and Sukani Jasim Mollah with Fatullah police station. They have been arrested and the launch was also seized.