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12:00 AM, April 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 02, 2019

Sunday's Nor'wester

Body recovered from Meghna

Death toll from Sunday's storm has risen to seven, as the body of a female Ansar member was recovered from the Meghna river yesterday.

A nor'wester lashed Dhaka and some other districts across the country on Sunday evening, with wind speed of 74km per hour.

The nor'wester began around 6:22pm and lasted over a minute, according to the Met office.

Of six recovered bodies on Sunday, four died in Dhaka city.

A team of Coast Guard recovered the body of female Ansar member Rita Aktar, 35, yesterday morning from Meghna near Ismanirchar area in Munshiganj, reports our correspondent in the district.

A trawler carrying 19 persons, who were returning to Sonargaon of Narayanganj from Char Hogla area after election duty, capsized in the river near Char Hogla during the storm.

The body was later taken to Coast Guard's Gazaria office.

Station Commander Sub Lt MM Atiq said they informed Sonargaon upazila administration about the recovery.

He said Coast Guard men were searching for two other missing persons -- presiding officer Borhan Uddin, 38, an official of UCB Bank; and Narayanganj Traffic Police's assistant town sub-inspector Md Selim, 40.

Although others could swim ashore, the three went missing. Some election materials and two firearms of law enforcers were lost in the incident, Atiq added.

Meanwhile, the two dead bodies recovered by fire service divers from river Buriganga near Keraniganj on Sunday night have been identified as Sabbir Ahmed, 20, and Tuhin, 18, said Abu Yusuf, a diver at Fire Service headquarters in Dhaka.

They drowned as a trawler capsized in the river during the storm near Keraniganj's Kholamora area.

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