1 dead, 4 missing after trawler capsizes in Padma
One person died and four others went missing after a fishing trawler capsized in the Padma river near Shariatpur's Jajira area yesterday afternoon.
Ashrafuzzaman Bhuiyan, upazila nirbahi officer of Jajira confirmed the matter to The Daily Star tonight.
The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahman, a resident of Akankandi village of Jajira, said Sub-Inspector Mridul Chandra Kopalik, in-charge of Majhirghat River Police Outpost.
He said all water traffic was suspended due to Cyclone Yaas.
"But a trawler with 16 people on board started for Padma from Jajira's Palerchar to around 4:00pm to catch fish. The trawler sank in the middle of the Padma river due to strong currents," he said.
Local boats rescued 11 people alive. Among the 11, six were admitted to Jajira upazila health complex.
River police recovered a dead body after a rescue operation while four others remain missing till filing of this report.
SI Mridul said they conducted a rescue operation till 8:00pm last night and will resume in the morning today.