Karnaphuli Trawler Capsize: 2 More Bodies Recovered

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The death toll from the trawler capsize in the Karnaphuli river of Chattogram rose to seven with the recovery of two more bodies on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Motaleb, 60, and Pradeep Chowdhury, 55, from Dakkhin Char Aisha village of Bhola’s Charfession upazila.

Fire service members recovered the bodies from the river in Patenga area in the morning, said Abdul Malek, Assistant Director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defense.

“After four days of relentless efforts, we’ve declared our rescue operation completed as all the seven bodies have been recovered,” he added.

On Tuesday, seven people went missing as ‘MV Magferat’, sank in the river around 1:30 am while trying to dock for maintenance near Ichhanagar village of the Karnaphuli upazila.

Nine people, including the chief engineer, managed to swim ashore.

In a joint operation, River Police, Bangladesh Coast Guard and Fire Service members recovered five bodies till Friday.

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