10 die in Arial Khan trawler capsize

10 die in Arial Khan trawler capsize


Ten people, including six children, died and some others went missing as a trawler sank in the Arial Khan River at Jongli Shibpur in Raipura upazila on Saturday.Nine of the deceased were identified as Mala Begum, 30, wife of Rabiullah, her son Shamrat, 8, and daughter Sumaiya, 5, Rakib, 12, son of Rafiqul Islam, Arjia, 3, daughter of Milon Miah, Zerin, 8, son of Sundar Ali, Yasin, 8, son of Kuddus Miah, Mazharun Nesa, 70, wife of Fazar Ali of Baraicha village in Belabo upazila and Fulechha Begum, 50, wife of Mia Box of Char Morzal in Raipura upazila.

Officer-in-charge of Raipura Police Station Azharul Islam said the trawler with an unspecified number of passengers on board sank in the river due to excessive load when it was heading towards Banisar Mazar in the morning.However, some passengers managed to swim ashore.A team of divers started the rescue operation at 3 pm and recovered nine bodies from the river, said the OC.Besides, the rescue team also recovered the body of an unidentified man from near the spot in the evening, said sources at the deputy commissioner’s office.Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of the district visited the spot and provided TK 5,000 for each of the victims’ families.


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