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5 killed in Trawler sinking at Dakatia River

Due to the bulkhead collision, 5 people were killed as the trawler sank in Chandpur. In Chandpur, five workers of a trawler loaded with soil were killed when a sand-carrying bulkhead hit them in the Dakatia river. The incident took place in the Mominpur area of ​​Chandpur Sadar Upazila on Monday morning. Fortunately, 6 out of 11 workers survived.

The deceased have been identified as Awal Majhi (55), Mubarak Hassan (35), Nasir Hossain (32), Alamin (35), and Kala Mia (33). The houses of all the victims are in Daudkandi Upazila of Cumilla district. The deceased were working at local brickfields in Chandpur.

Farid Hossain, a trawler worker who survived the accident, told the Chandpur Times: While crossing the Mominpur area, a sand-carrying bulkhead named MV Iqbal Hossain-1 coming from the opposite direction due to fog pushed our trawler hard. Our trawler sank and 5 of our 11 passengers in the trawler were killed.

Meanwhile, on receiving the news, the Chandpur Fire Service diving team reached the spot and carried out a bizarre rescue operation. Hundreds of curious people are currently on the scene.

Chandpur Sadar Naval Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Mujahid Islam confirmed the incident to Chandpur Times.

Rescue workers from the naval police and fire service are currently conducting rescue operations there.

Correspondent: Asik Bin Rahim, January 31,2022