Cox’s Bazar fishing trawler capsize: Death toll reaches 9

Sun Online Desk

12th July, 2019 03:41:43 printer

Cox’s Bazar fishing trawler capsize: Death toll reaches 9

The bodies of three more fishermen, who were aboard a storm-tossed fishing vessel in the Bay of Bengal, have washed up on the shore of Cox's Bazar raising the death toll to nine.

The bodies were found at Hoanak and Himchhari points in Maheshkhali on Friday.

Earlier, on Wednesday, bodies of six fishermen were found near the Seagull Point.

Seven of the deceases were identified as Shasuddin Patwary, 45, from Rasulpur, Char Fasson in Bhola, Mohammed Babul, 32 and Kamal Hossain, 35 from East Madras, Mohammed Masud, 45, Wazi Ullah alias Monir, 38, and Wali Ullah, 50, from North Madras and Jahangir Bali, 40 from Shashibishon in Rasulpur.

The bodies are being kept at the Cox’s Bazar Central Hospital's morgue, said OC Farid.

Three fishermen are still missing while the two survivors are receiving treatment in Cox’s Bazar Central Hospital.


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