Saturday 24, September 2022

2 fishermen missing as boat capsizes in Bay of Bengal

News Desk: Two fishermen went missing in the Bay of Bengal as a boat capsized after being hit by a lighter vessel on early Wednesday.

The missing fishermen were Md Harun, 40, of Paruapara area of Chattogram’s Anwara Upazila, and Rashid, 35, of Kutubdia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

Baro Auliya Naval police in charge of Nashir Uddin said that six fishermen went to the sea for fishing on a small boat on Sunday morning.

‘On Tuesday midnight, when they were returning, the boat capsized after being hit by a lighter ship. Four of them managed to swim ashore but Harun and Rashid remained missing,’ he added.

Naval Police, Coast Guard and locals carried out search and rescue operations but failed to trace them.

A general diary has been registered at the Anwara police station.


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