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12:00 AM, April 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 03, 2019

Manikganj Trawler Capsizes

Three missing victims found dead

Three people out of the five victims, who went missing in separate trawler capsize incidents during Sunday's nor'wester, were found dead in the Padma river yesterday.

The bodies of Yaad Ali, 48, and Chan Mia, 45, of Shivalaya upazila, and Ismail Khan, 58, of Pabna's Santhia upazila, were found floating in the Padma river.

Manikganj Fire Station Deputy Assistant Director Mizanur Rahman said they were continuing searching operations to rescue the two others missing victims--Nasir Khan, 42, and Kalim Khan, 49, hailing from Pabna's Santhia upazila.

Yaad Ali and Chan Mia were fishing on the west side of Paturia Ferry Terminal and went missing when their fishing trawler sank in the river during a nor'wester on Sunday evening, Officer in Charge (OC) of Shivalaya Police Station Mizanur Rahman said.

Divers from Manikganj Fire Station conducted a rescue operation on Monday, but failed to trace the missing victims, the OC said.

They found Yaad Ali's body floating on the eastern side of Paturia Ferry Terminal while the body Chan Mia was found in Daskandi area of Harirampur upazila in the morning, he said, adding that after completing legal procedures, the bodies were handed over to their respective family members. 

On the other hand, a Nawabganj bound stone-laden trawler from Pabna, with 10 workers on board, capsized in the Padma around 6:00pm the same evening, Officer in Charge of Harirampur Police Station Aminur Rahman said.

Though seven other co-workers managed to swim ashore, Ismail, Kalim and Nasir remained missing since then, he said, adding that Ismail's body was found floating near Dhulasura Bazar in Harirampur upazila around 11:00am yesterday. 

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