Published:  12:51 AM, 13 July 2019

5 more bodies come afloat on Cox's Bazar beach

5 more bodies come afloat on Cox's Bazar beach People are gathering around the trawler which came afloat on the Cox's Bazar beach on Friday. -AA

Police found five more bodies of fishermen came afloat in the beach reaching the total numbers of death tolls to 11 in a trawler capsize on Friday.

Additional Police Super of Cox's bazar Iqbal Hossain said the fishermen died as their boat overturned in a storm in the bay. Bodies of the ill-fated fishing men were recovered from different areas of Cox's bazar over the last three days.

Police could know the identity of the six deceased persons while five other still remained as unknown. Also on Wednesday six bodies were recovered from Cox's Bazar's Sea-Gull Point beach. Two others and the trawler which came afloat on the Cox's Bazar coast were also rescued by police that day and sent to the hospital in critical condition.

The rescued fishermen are undergoing treatment in Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital. According to their statement the fishermen sailed for the sea on July 4 from Shamghat of Charfashion. Their trawler overturned as it was caught by severe cyclonic storm two days later.

All of the deceased fishermen were from Charfashion Upazila of Bhola district. They were identified as Kamal Hossain, 35, Oli Ullah, 40, Aji Ullah, 35, Md. Masud, 38, babul Mia, 30, and Jahangir Alam 32.


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