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300 fishermen missing in Bay of Bengal

26 trawlers which had set out for deep sea fishing in East Midnapore district on September one have gone missing.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 22:56 IST

A total of 300 fishermen in 26 trawlers which had set out for deep sea fishing in East Midnapore district on September one have gone missing while four fishermen on another boat remained untraced after it sank 70km off the popular beach resort.

Fourteen fishermen of the boat 'Mamoni Sakhi-2' that sank were, however, rescued by another trawler which was one among 100 trawlers that had set out from Digha for the high seas on September one, Secretary of the Digha Fishermen and Fishtraders Association, Barun Maiti, said.

Maiti said that apparently the trawlers were caught in a storm caused by the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal.