Fishing boat capsizes in Meghna: All 7 fishermen rescued

Chandpur, Oct 1 – A fishing boat capsized in the Meghna River on Monday night after it was caught in a storm.
All the seven fishermen of the boat were rescued alive. Those rescued are Awlad Hossain, 40, Noor Mohammad, 55, Alam Hawlader, 50, Billa Sardar, 25, Moktar Bepary, 23, Quadir Majhi, 19, and Abu Kalam Sarkar, 16. All of them hail from Sakhipur Upazila in Shariatpur.
River Police sources said the fishermen were returning home after selling fish in a local market when their boat overturned at about 9 pm after being caught in the storm at the confluence of the Meghna and Dakatia rivers.
River police and local fishermen rescued Awlad and Noor Mohammad immediately afterwards and the remaining five were rescued from Haimchar Bhairabi area as they were swept away by the current of the river. – UNB