Death toll from Karnaphuli River trawler disaster now stands at eight
October 15, 2022 5:42:07 p.m.
October 15, 2022 7:19:12 PM
Rescuers recovered two more bodies three days after a trawler sank in the Karnaphuli River in Chattogram.
One body was found in the trawler’s engine room on Saturday, while another was in a crew cabin, according to Lt. Razi Al-Amin of the Coast Guard’s East Area.
“The bodies found on Saturday were identified as Pradeep Chowdhury, a greaser, and Abdul Motaleb, a passenger,” said Md Ekram Ullah, chief of Sadarghat River Police Station.
Seven bodies were recovered from the river after the disaster.
Five bodies were recovered on Thursday – Chief Officer Md Saiful Islam, Captain Faruk Bin Abdullah, Dock Member Rahmat Mia, Fish Master Zahir Uddin and Second Engineer Zahirul Islam.
Abul Bashar, who swam ashore after the crash, died while undergoing treatment at Chattogram Medical College Hospital.
The total death toll now stands at eight, reports bdnews24.com.
The Magferat steel-bodied trawler was retained at the Isanagar Private Dockyard at Sea-Resource Pier for refit.
As the trawler was pulled towards the shipyard, its propeller broke and it spun out of control. It struck the other fishing boats and buoys near the jetty and capsized.
Seven disappeared after the accident and several others swam to shore.