Fisherman killed, 4 others missing in Meghna trawler capsize

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Staff Reporter:

A fisherman was killed and four others went missing after a fishing trawler sank in the Meghna River in Charfasson upazila here on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Khorshed.

All the victims hailed from Abdullahpur of the upazila.

Twenty fishermen were returning home after selling hilsa in Barishal markets when their trawler capsized in the river around 1pm, said Ruhul Amin, Charfasson Upazila Nirbahi Officer.

Although 15 fishermen managed to swim ashore, the rest went missing, he said.

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard salvaged the trawler and retrieved the body of Khorshed, said its South Zone officer Mahbub. unb

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