The bodies of four people, who went missing in the trawler capsize in the Meghna River on Tuesday, were recovered from the river in Haimchar upazila on Sunday.The deceased were identified as Aleya Begum, 35, wife of Salahuddin of Char Bhanga village in the upazila, their daughter Swarna, 4, Fahim, 2, son of Jamal Uddin of Charbhairabi in the same upazila, and Manik, 4, son of Mostafa Mridha of Kuchchapara village in Raipur upazila of Laxmipur district.
A team of river police recovered the body of Fahim from the Meghna River, eight kilometres off the accident spot, around 10am while a joint rescue team of river police, Bangladesh Coast Guard and Navy divers recovered the body of Manik from inside the sunken trawler around 3:30pm, said Haimchar upazila nirbahi officer SM Sarwar Kamal.
The rescue team pulled out the bodies of Aleya and Swarna from the trawler around 4:30pm, he said.
The upazila administration handed over the bodies to their respective families along with Tk 10,000 for the burial of each.
On January 26, 10 people, including six children, went missing as a trawler packed with over 60 passengers capsized in the Meghna River near Telirmore ghat in Haimchar upazila after being hit by a goods-laden vessel amid dense fog.
The trawler-MV Robin-1 — sank in the middle of the river around 9:30am on its way to Paschim Eshan ghat from Telimor ghat.
Most of the passengers swam ashore or were rescued by local people after the accident.