Published: 08:55 PM, 10 July 2019
Police recovered seven bodies of the fishermen from different points of Cox’s Bazar sea beach in the district town while eight others went missing.
Fakhrul Karim, assistant superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Tourist Police, said being informed by local people police recovered four bodies from Sugandhya point of the beach around 5 am.
Later, they also found a trawler near the bodies.
Police recovered two more bodies few yards off the beach around 8 pm, he said.
Meanwhile, another body was recovered from Laboni point of the beach around 10 am.
Local people also rescued two more fishermen—Manir Majhi, son of Mugul Sardar and Jewel, son of Wazuddin of Bhola district-- alive from Diabetics Hospital point and Najirartek point respectively in the morning and took them to a local hospital, said Rashid Ahmed, a member of Life Guard.
Talking to the injured victims, police came to known that a trawler carrying 17 fishermen went to the sea for fishing from Shamraz Ghat of Charfashion upazila of Bhola district on July 4.
The trawler capsized on July 6 due to inclement weather and all the fishermen went missing.
Khairuzzaman, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Cox’s Bazar Model Police Station, said the bodies were sent to Sadar hospital morgue for autopsy.