Sun News Desk: Thirty-four fishermen went missing as 11 trawlers with 150 fishermen capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Kuakta of Patuakhali.
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The incidents took place from noon to midnight on Friday (August 19), according to the Bangladesh Coast Guard.
Eleven trawlers including MV Mamoni (3), FB Saiful, FB Al Mamun, FB Kulsun, FB Rafique Majhi, FB Nurbanu and FB Mayer Doa and one each from Bhola’s Charfassion, Galachipa, Panpotti, Kalapara and Napita area of Barguna district with 160 fishermen capsized in the Bay, some fishermen of the sunken trawlers, who managed to swim ashore, told Coast Guard.
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The missing fishermen hail from Charfassion and Alipur Fisheries port area, told president of Alipur-Kuakata Fish Wholesalers’ Association.
According to fisherman, 126 of them managed to swim ashore when the trawlers sank due to strong current.
Some of the fishermen are now undergoing treatment at Kuakata 20-bed Hospital and other hospitals.
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Coast Guard members are conducting operations to trace the missing fishermen.
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