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Bodies of 3 missing fisherman recovered in Meghna

The bodies of three fishermen who went missing while fishing in the Meghna River in Chandpur have been recovered.

Sadar Police Station OC Abdur Rashid said they recovered the bodies of two people on Tuesday, April 06 in the morning and another on Monday, April 05.

The deceased were identified as Alamgir Hawlader, Mohammad Ali Dewan and Munsur Ali Bepari of Gobindia village under Sadar upazila.

OC Rashid said five fishermen went missing in the Meghna during a storm on Sunday. The bodies of three of them were recovered by the naval police of Hanarchar from the Meghna river in Hanarchar. Two people were still missing.

Hanarchar Union Parishad chairman Abdus Sattar said the fishermen went down to catch jatka in the river on Sunday evening in defiance of the ban. When the storm started suddenly, they all fell into the storm and drowned in the river. Several fishermen went missing after the incident.

Upon receiving the news, the Naval Fire Service personnel and Naval Police of Chandpur started the rescue operation from Monday morning.

The chairman said Munsur’s body was recovered from the Meghna River near Gazinagar in collaboration with the fire service around 4:30 pm on Monday. The bodies of two more fisherman were recovered on Tuesday morning.

News Room, April 06,2021